Chalk Art Contest

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A stack of children’s books.  6 boxes of chalk.  4 teams.

A group of 13 adults stands in the backyard, not so sure about this…

folded inward, hands in pockets and skeptical

flipping through the pages of cartoons, curiosity ignites.

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Experience, Strength, and Hope for Alcoholics & Addicts

Experience, Strength, and Hope for Alcoholics and Addicts

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For the individual seeking help with recovery from drugs and alcohol, it can seem that there is nowhere to turn. Many addicts and alcoholics have been told they need help, but how is that help obtained? Unfortunately, many people think it’s as simple as saying, “No.” Others look down on individuals suffering from this disease because they fail to recognize it as a disease.

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Coming out of Addiction can be a Traumatic Experience

Coming Out Of Addiction Can Be A Traumatic Experience

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For an addict – entering a treatment facility can be a traumatic experience. Some have been court ordered to attend and their minds may be filled with resentment over having to go. Sometimes family or loved-ones may have intervened, and that can lead to rocky relationships. When checking into a treatment facility, the fear of the unknown can cause anxiety. Anxious thoughts often surface when an individual is confronted with something they have previously done everything in their power to avoid.  

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I Admit That I Am An Addict

I Admit That I Am An Addict

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For anyone who has ever dealt with addiction, becoming self aware can be the first step to moving forward. While denial usually accompanies any mention of an addiction, it is at this moment that if an addict admits they have a problem, that true progress and change can be made.

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Finding Fun in Life to Avoid Relapse

Finding Fun in Life to Avoid Relapse

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As addicts go through the process of recovering from substance abuse, one question that looms large is what will they do after treatment? While counseling and therapies provide a path for them to find success, it is efforts after treatment that will define success.

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Getting Help With Addiction at Treatment Centers

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If you or a loved one has a substance use disorder, whether it is related to drugs or alcohol, you may feel helpless. How should you deal with and decide which route to get help with substance abuse and addiction? There is never one right answer on how to deal with it as every case is unique but guidance and support at a treatment center could be the answer.

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About the 7th Street Treatment Building

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We believe it is important to provide clients with a comfortable home in which to reside while doing this important work. Environment plays a key role in the healing process. Many clients have not practiced self-care for a long time – many never learned how to do so to begin with. This reinforces negative beliefs about themselves and their inherent value. The 7th street program offers an environment that supports development of self-worth and the motivation in building a better life.

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The Benefits of Utilizing Vocational Rehabilitation in Recovery

The Benefits of Utilizing Vocational Rehabilitation in Recovery

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The incidence of substance use disorders among people with disabilities tends to be higher than it is for the general population. In particular persons served by the State-Federal Vocational Rehabilitation System. Such people pose a greater risk of substance abuse because of medication abuse, poverty, unemployment, and lack of education. They receive less academic education, as well as less precautionary tools to understand the risks of substance abuse and addiction. 

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Social Stigmas Regarding Addiction Need to Change

Social Stigmas Regarding Addiction Need to Change

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Why is it then that the American Medical Association declared alcoholism a disease in 1956, and yet, in 2017, alcoholism and drug addictions are still considered by some to be something that weak-minded people succumb to?

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mindfulness to enhance lengthen recovery

Mindfulness to Enhance & Lengthen Recovery

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The practice of mindfulness can be helpful and healthy for everyone, but it is especially relevant for people in addiction recovery. By facilitating conscious awareness with a nonjudgmental perspective, mindfulness can decrease the vicious circles of anxiety, fear, anger, sadness, depression, guilt, regret, and shame that make so many recovering people vulnerable to relapse. Because of the potential threat they pose to recovery, most people have extremely negative reactions to cravings and their natural impulse is to try to avoid or suppress them.

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