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Dating and Sexual Relationships in Recovery

Women and men in recovery routinely worry about their current or future relationships with partners or spouses. What does a relationship in recovery look like? Whether one is currently in a relationship, married, dating, single, widowed, women and men in recovery...

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Holocaust Remembrance Day: January 27th, 2023

At a time in history when genocide still occurs throughout our world, it is a great time to remember the history lessons of World War II and the Holocaust. As we come upon Holocaust Remembrance Day this Friday the 27th, we have an opportunity to revisit this horrible...

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Compassion Fatigue and the Helping Profession

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it is easy to get caught up in all that one needs to accomplish (or feels that we need to accomplish). As fellow helpers, therapists can take on more than we intend to: possibly seeing more clients in a day than usual,...

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National Women’s Equality Day

Today we celebrate National Women’s Equality Day. In 1971 the U.S. Congress designated August 26th as “ Women’s Equality Day.” This action commemorated the adoption of the nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. This amendment prohibited the states and...

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Socializing Without Alcohol in Early Sobriety

When someone is entering recovery and not drinking, they are frequently anxious about engaging in social events that revolve around drinking. They may be surprised to discover that many people do not drink or drink very little, so it is not an issue if they drink or...

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What Is Trust?

As we approach Valentine’s Day, I am reflecting on the joys of a healthy fruitful relationship and the problems that inhibit this experience from being actualized. Addiction, abuse, betrayal, mental health issues, and one’s experiences are frequently common factors....

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