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What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?

There are always going to be side effects whenever you’re breaking free from an addiction. Whether you’re hours, days or weeks into your recovery process, understand that detox is a normal part of everything you’re going to experience along the way. While you dig yourself out of unhealthy habits, your body will likely enter withdrawal Read more about What is Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)?[…]

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Stress and Your Diet: Creating a Diet that Replaces Anxiety with Peace of Mind

Not all clichés ring true, but there’s one that’s never in doubt: “You are what you eat.” Just like the quality of the gas you put in your car can affect its performance, the quality of the food you eat can directly impact how your body performs. We’re certainly not advocating that you remove any Read more about Stress and Your Diet: Creating a Diet that Replaces Anxiety with Peace of Mind[…]

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Identifying Key Differences Between Therapy and Counseling

On the surface, it seems like therapy and counseling could be one and the same. After all, both are portrayed as a type of communicative or practice-based treatment, both typically involve an individual – either a therapist or a counselor, and both seem to be geared toward helping an individual or group of individuals achieve Read more about Identifying Key Differences Between Therapy and Counseling[…]

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6 Online Resources that can Help your Post-Addiction Recovery Journey

Recovery happens at its own pace. No matter the person, no matter the past addiction, recovery doesn’t follow a single blueprint or timetable. It’s a journey characterized by its ups and lows, with just as many good days to celebrate as there are bad days to move past. Recovery is defined by both progress and Read more about 6 Online Resources that can Help your Post-Addiction Recovery Journey[…]

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Relapse Prevention: Tip of the Week

Tanya Goodman, LPC, Clinical Supervisor for Mazzitti & Sullivan Counseling in Harrisburg, PA shares 6 helpful relapse prevention tips that anyone can utilize and benefit from regardless of physical location or stage in recovery. From seeking sober support to using the HALT acronym to creating a grateful list, Tanya’s tips encourage inward focus, commitment, strength Read more about Relapse Prevention: Tip of the Week[…]

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How to Get the Most from Marriage Counseling

Marriage counseling can seem daunting at first. If you’re about to begin counseling, you are likely feeling nervous, apprehensive, and, hopefully, excited. Seeking therapy is an important step in repairing and/or building a healthy, lasting relationship. However, it’s important to understand that couples get out of therapy what they put into it. In other words, Read more about How to Get the Most from Marriage Counseling[…]

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6 Tips for Coping with Nurse Burnout

There is no denying how stressful and demanding the medical field can be. This is especially true for nurses. With an ever-growing demand but a short supply, nurses often work long hours over multiple days and even weeks. This chronic overworking paired with a high-stress environment can have a negative effect on physical and, especially, Read more about 6 Tips for Coping with Nurse Burnout[…]

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How to Give Yourself More Gratitude During Recovery

The early stages of recovery can be an emotionally tough time for someone just starting out on their recovery journey. If you are trying to maintain sobriety, you may be working on rebuilding healthy relationships with family members and loved ones, re-establishing your career, or finding a comfortable housing situation. External stressors like these may Read more about How to Give Yourself More Gratitude During Recovery[…]

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Accepting and Forgiving Yourself After Addiction

Achieving sobriety and entering recovery is a huge accomplishment, and one that may have come after a long period of intense struggle. Those around you may see this milestone as a celebratory occasion, and while you can recognize the progress you’ve made, your newfound clarity might also bring about another struggle: realizing the negative impact Read more about Accepting and Forgiving Yourself After Addiction[…]

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