Mentally ill but gainfully employed

Mental illness evokes various images – a wild man screaming on the streets, a young mother balled up in a fetal position, a catatonic soldier, etc. Few associate mental illness with normalcy. Contrary to how movies and television portray such people, most mentally ill people look and act like everyone

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Maintaining sobriety outside of rehab

Moving on from a protected recovery environment can be exciting and scary at the same time. Residential treatment, outpatient programs and sober living environments all provide daily structure, guidance and support. Upon discharge, this support is replaced with pages of instructions on how to stay sober. But will it work?

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4 tips to maintain recovery back home

Few things are more exhilarating — and more frightening — than leaving a rehabilitation center after a long stay and finally returning home. Your entire future is laid out in front of you. Will you remain sober this time? Will the coping skills you acquired during your stay actually pay

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Helpful resources after treatment

After receiving treatment for substance abuse and/or mental illness, it may be difficult to transition back into your normal life. Many of the triggers that were once removed from your life during treatment are very much present when you return home. Fortunately, there are valuable resources for people in recovery

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