September means many things, such as going back to school, the kick off of football and the end of summer. However, for anyone in recovery of substance use and mental health disorders, September is all about celebrating their success and promoting the message that recovery in all forms is possible. The Substance Abuse and Mental […]

I sat with a discharging client this month, reviewing his experience during his treatment stay with us. It was enlightening and highlighted some challenges common in early recovery. The client smiled warmly while recalling two struggles he had with the program and the lessons learnt from them. He noted that: It was difficult keeping to […]

Recovery is hard work and a lifelong process. An old-timer in the program of Alcoholics Anonymous once said, “It’s a simple program, but it will take everything you’ve got!” Once working a good recovery program, you will come to realize that life substance-free is a life worth living. It’s a life of self sacrifice that […]

There comes a moment of recognition in the life of every addict that their struggle with addictive substances will never be over without the help of a supportive, nurturing network, the provision of coping tools and an oasis of escape to heal. It is this moment that leads the addict to Inpatient Treatment Programs. However, […]

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