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Thriving With Mental Illness Starts With Acceptance

Megan LawrenceCo-occurring Disorders

Mental illness is one of those “hush-hush” topics that very few are completely open about. There is a very small percentage of people out there ... Read more
December 9th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Co-occurring Disorders

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How to Keep the Blues Away in Recovery

Olivia PennelleCo-occurring Disorders, Recovery

I believe depression led to my substance use disorder. It was only when I sought help for symptoms of addiction that I realized...
December 7th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery

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Why My Codependency No Longer Defines Me

Olivia PennelleCo-occurring Disorders

Sobriety illuminated my deep-rooted codependency with a flashlight. Over the last five years...
November 15th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Co-occurring Disorders

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How Overcoming Addiction Revealed My Eating Disorders

Olivia PennelleCo-occurring Disorders, Recovery

When I decided to get help for my alcohol use disorder, I didn’t expect to discover a history of eating disorders that spanned the majority of my life.
October 19th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery

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5 Reasons We Need to Discuss Mental Illness

Megan LawrenceCo-occurring Disorders

Last week was Mental Illness Awareness Week (October 1st – 7th), which addresses an issue I’m very passionate about.
October 11th 2017
Megan Lawrence
Co-occurring Disorders

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3 Ways to Open Up About Mental Health

Renee DeveneyCo-occurring Disorders

October 10 marks World Mental Health Day, an opportunity for people everywhere to discuss mental and behavioral health.
October 10th 2017
Renee Deveney
Co-occurring Disorders

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The Biggest Lies My Depression Tells Me

Christina BockischCo-occurring Disorders

It’s 4 am on a Monday morning. I’m lying awake after what’s become yet another sleepless night.
July 21st 2017
Christina Bockisch
Co-occurring Disorders

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My First Refuge Recovery Meeting

My First Refuge Recovery Meeting

Olivia PennelleCo-occurring Disorders, Recovery

I walked through the doors of The Alano Club in Portland full of curiosity and hungry for something more for my recovery.
June 22nd 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery

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depression and addiction co-occurring disorders

How Addiction And Depression Are Similar Yet Different

Beth LeipholtzAddiction, Co-occurring Disorders

For much of my life, I have struggled with depression. Depression is a frustrating disorder to be diagnosed with, as it is unpredictable and doesn’t ... Read more
June 9th 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders

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What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

The Recovery VillageCo-occurring Disorders

When you have a mental health issue and a substance abuse problem, you may think that there is no way out. Fortunately, that is not ... Read more
May 30th 2017
The Recovery Village
Co-occurring Disorders