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3 Ways to Open Up About Mental Health

Renee DeveneyCo-occurring Disorders, Mental Health

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, Mental Health

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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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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

What You Should Know About Bipolar Disorder

The Recovery VillageCo-occurring Disorders, Mental Health

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, Mental Health

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Top Treatment Options for Eating Disorders

The Recovery VillageCo-occurring Disorders, Rehab

Eating disorders present numerous treatment challenges, but there is no question that they can be treated successfully. One of the biggest challenges is the simple ... Read more
May 28th 2017
The Recovery Village
Co-occurring Disorders, Rehab

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Times Square Tragedy

Times Square Tragedy: A Lesson on Addiction and Mental Health

Megan HullCo-occurring Disorders

On Thursday, May 18, 26-year-old Richard Rojas deliberately drove his maroon Honda Accord through three blocks of a Times Square sidewalk, injuring 20 people and ... Read more
May 27th 2017
Megan Hull
Co-occurring Disorders

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Why I Speak Up About My Depression

Olivia PennelleCo-occurring Disorders

Olivia, a sufferer of both the disease of addiction and long-standing mental illness, is passionate about creating awareness by sharing her experiences.
May 8th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Co-occurring Disorders

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Why We Should Celebrate All of Our Sobriety Dates

Olivia PennelleAddiction, Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery

Recovery has led me to a series of realizations about the substances I continued to use. Quitting those substances are reason for celebration, too.
May 3rd 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders, Recovery

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How Drinking Hid My Anxiety and How I Manage It Sober

Beth LeipholtzAddiction, Co-occurring Disorders

A first-hand account of how drinking allowed one young woman to feel normal and provided an escape from the grips of anxiety.
May 1st 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Co-occurring Disorders