26 SEP

Hilary Delladio
6:32 pm
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Here’s Why You Should Add the Great Outdoors to Your Addiction Recovery Plan

Here’s Why You Should Add the Great Outdoors to Your Addiction Recovery Plan There’s a lot to think about as you enter recovery from a life-consuming addiction to drugs or alcohol. You’ve gone to treatment, but what does life look like outside of the residential treatment center? Your life in recovery can and should be […]

14 SEP

Hilary Delladio
3:52 pm
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What We’re Learning About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy

What We’re Learning About Marijuana Use During Pregnancy There was a time in American history when the sight of a pregnant woman smoking a cigarette wouldn’t make the average passer-by stop and stare. But as our medical understanding of the impact of nicotine on developing fetuses grew, so did our medical guidelines for a healthy […]

10 SEP

Hilary Delladio
12:13 am
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Carrots in Recovery: How Renewing a Love of Food Can Nurture a Healthy Lifestyle

Carrots in Recovery: How Renewing a Love of Food Can Nurture a Healthy Lifestyle The cliché of the skinny addict has a hint of truth to it. The parts of the brain that usually drive us to perform life-sustaining activities like eating or having sex are redirected by addiction to focus on the sole purpose […]

25 AUG

Hilary Delladio
5:47 pm
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More than a Metric: How Your Attachment Type Affects Your Well-Being

More than a Metric: How Your Attachment Type Affects Your Well-Being   Therapists and clients have been working together for decades to craft frameworks for understanding what might go “wrong” in our minds and how to recognize when things are going “right.” This is a very generic way of defining mental illness versus mental health. […]

22 AUG

Hilary Delladio
3:47 pm
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Addiction Can Happen to Anyone: Here’s Why

Addiction Can Happen to Anyone: Here’s Why   “I never thought this could happen to me” are eight of the most terrifying words in the English language. For every person who becomes addicted to alcohol or drugs, even if they were initially prescribed by a doctor as is often the case with prescription opioids, their […]

12 AUG

Hilary Delladio
11:38 pm
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Every Breath Can Make You Healthier: Here’s How

Every Breath Can Make You Healthier: Here’s How Stressing about bills or worrying about loved ones takes a big toll on your body’s overall health. While many in our body image-obsessed society are quick to point out the relationship between depression or anxiety and weight gain or premature aging, there’s another more insidious victim of […]

28 JUL

Hilary Delladio
3:37 pm
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Five Ways Heroin Use is Different for Women

Five Ways Heroin Use is Different for Women   It makes sense that men and women, each made up of different genes and internal cocktails of hormones, would respond differently in some ways to the same set of stimuli. Culture usually steps in too, socializing people to act in masculine or feminine ways in keeping […]

22 JUL

Hilary Delladio
7:17 pm
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Feel Good Now: Five Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Use Today

Feel Good Now: Five Healthy Coping Mechanisms to Use Today   Addiction doesn’t happen on accident. The cycle of addictive behavior where an individual seeks out, consumes and experiences the effects of their drug of choice is reinforced because the drug provides something to the individual they feel they can get from nowhere else. While […]

9 JUL

Hilary Delladio
12:04 am
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Four Ways to Comfort a Friend

Four Ways to Comfort a Friend When someone you care deeply for is in pain, not knowing what to say or do can be heart-breaking. Here are four ways you can bring comfort to a friend in need when you’re not sure what else to do. Listen. One of the most helpful ways that we […]

28 JUN

Hilary Delladio
1:55 pm
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Help! Five Things to Do When Words Aren’t Enough

Help! Five Things to Do When Words Aren’t Enough Tragedy often strikes when we least expect it, and sometimes there are no words available to express our feelings. Shock is a normal response to hardship. But supporting someone you love or seeing yourself through a difficult situation doesn’t end when you have nothing to say. […]

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