30 Days of Recovery

Dear Drugs, I was the kid with a sick fascination for you.  At 5 years old, I would watch the teens across the street light up and smoke a blunt, causing little nervous spasms in my stomach and yet I couldn’t look away. “What do drugs do?” was always a question I asked, and the […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To my high school teachers, Ok listen…. If you don’t talk about drugs, you’ll never talk about them. If you tell us it’ll make us sick and we will never graduate high school, we won’t care. We don’t care that brain cells will die or that we will end up like zombie because trust me, […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear Me, Surrender to what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be. As long as I follow this way, I have nothing to fear. Elise C.

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30 Days of Recovery

To my past self, If someone had told me a year ago that I would now be at my third treatment center, I would have told them to get lost. If someone had told me that I would be sober, I would have laughed at them. There’s so many things I wish I would have […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Hannah H.’s A-Ha moments in Recovery . Sometimes the best leadership is practiced through the encouragement and support of helping someone else step up as a leader . What you choose to see in the world is what you will see. . Don’t compromise what’s important to you to help you feel better in the […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To someone struggling with addiction here are a three things that have helped me, A really common belief among addicts and alcoholics is that we are suffering alone. I remember feeling like no one could possibly understand the pain and fear I was going through. I couldn’t be helped; I was alone in this disease. […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear Best Friends Back Home, I love you all dearly. That won’t ever change. However, I will NOT be the same girl I was when I left you last year. You knew me as someone who was impulsive, reckless, and secretive surrounding drugs. I am not that girl anymore. I know what I want in […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear Addict, I don’t know what you are struggling with, and I don’t need to. I don’t know your story, and that too, I do not need to know. Because, “I’m Christie, and I’m an addict.” *Hi, Christie*  I’m not claiming to know you, your story, or your addiction, but I understand the rock […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear friends back home, (or friends of addicts) I know it can be really hard to support me in my recovery. So here’s what I can tell you, what I now know. 1. A lot of you know this feeling. The feeling of overwhelming pain and helplessness, the shame and desperation to hide it. Even […]

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Research Outcomes

In order for therapists to provide clients with the most effective services possible, they must thoroughly understand the systematic research that contributes to successful therapy. Outcomes research seeks to answer the following questions: Which interventions work best for which types of clients, and under what circumstances? The results of outcomes research are used to inform […]

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