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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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Five Apps to Help You Stay Sober During Recovery from Addiction

Attending addiction counseling, engaging in in-person meetings, developing new hobbies – all of these activities are encouraged for patients to participate in during the recovery process from addiction. Along with taking these steps we have rounded up five smartphone applications that were made to help you stay sober on a daily basis! Read more about these Read more about Five Apps to Help You Stay Sober During Recovery from Addiction[…]

Adolescent and adult partial hospitalization program

Introducing the Adolescent PHP in Middletown and the Adult PHP in Harrisburg

We are pleased to announce that Mazzitti and Sullivan Counseling has launched a brand new partial hospitalization program (PHP) for adolescents at our Middletown location and a PHP for adults at our Harrisburg location. These partial day programs are intended to be flexible with the daily schedules of patients who may be enrolled in school, Read more about Introducing the Adolescent PHP in Middletown and the Adult PHP in Harrisburg[…]

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Harmful Effects of Using Drugs and Alcohol During Stressful Times

One of the biggest reasons why people become addicted to drugs and alcohol is stress. We all experience stress, either good or bad, in our day to day lives and how we deal with it is very important to our wellbeing. For some people, coping with the problem results in substance abuse or alcoholism. Learn Read more about Harmful Effects of Using Drugs and Alcohol During Stressful Times[…]

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Dealing with Stress Without Using Alcohol and Drugs to Cope

One of the reasons many people start abusing drugs and alcohol is due to stress. For those who struggle with alcohol or substance abuse, learning how to deal with stress in a healthy way is incredibly important for maintaining your sobriety. By learning what stress can do to your body and developing healthy coping strategies, Read more about Dealing with Stress Without Using Alcohol and Drugs to Cope[…]

Sober Activities for Adults

Alternative Activities for Adults to Stay Sober

“When I got sober, I thought giving up was saying goodbye to all the fun and all the sparkle, and it turned out to be just the opposite. That’s when the sparkle started for me.” ~ Mary Karr Recovery from addiction is an on-going process. One important element is to find sober activities that give Read more about Alternative Activities for Adults to Stay Sober[…]

Teenage Counseling

Warning Signs Your Teenager Needs Counseling

Adolescence is an exciting and challenging part of life that everyone goes through. The journey through the teenage years is often rough, but some teens struggle through this phase of life as my move through middle school and high school. As a parent, you may find it difficult to determine if your teenager is simply Read more about Warning Signs Your Teenager Needs Counseling[…]

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Preparing Your Student to Resist Peer Pressure During College

As a parent, you love to see your child succeed and make something of his or her life. Graduating high school and moving on to college is a huge step toward developing greater independence. College can open up a variety of possibilities for your child. However, college is also known for late night parties and Read more about Preparing Your Student to Resist Peer Pressure During College[…]

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Getting Help for Yourself When a Loved One Struggles with Addiction

When a person is addicted to harmful substances, it takes a toll on everyone around them. Watching someone you care about struggle with drug or alcohol abuse can create feelings of helplessness, angst, and fear. The High Toll of Addiction When you become physically, mentally, and emotionally exhausted, you can’t maintain your wellbeing, let alone Read more about Getting Help for Yourself When a Loved One Struggles with Addiction[…]

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