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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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Clients with substance use disorders and eating disorders

In a SAMHSA Advisory notification, SAMSHA states:  “ Eating disorders (ED’s), which cause serious health problems and can be fatal, frequently co-occur with substance use disorders (SUDs).  There are numerous psychosocial consequences of EDs (e.g., problems with...

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It’s that time of year again! The one where you promise yourself this year will be different. Or maybe you have gotten to the point that the new year no longer inspires the possibility of a second chance. If this is you then you are in good company! An article from...

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When was the last time you got your Oil Changed?

Calley Steel, MA LPC Desert Star Addiction Recovery Center I recently sat with a new client. She, like so many of my clients had experienced multiple childhood traumas in the form of neglect, abuse, and chaotic family dynamics. She’d struggled with an eating disorder...

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