Author:

Jim Haggerty

Culture and News

Finding Peace and Serenity During the Pandemic

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June 8, 2022
Maintaining mental well-being is a constant challenge in the best of times, but finding peace during a pandemic can seem nearly impossible, especially if you struggle with mental health issues. Avoid the temptation to ignore your emotions or numb them with destructive coping methods. Instead, focus on cultivating self-compassion, practicing mindfulness, and building meaningful connections with your loved ones.
For Families of an Addict

Why You Should Hire an Interventionist for Your Loved One’s Addiction Treatment

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May 25, 2022
When it comes to addiction, I've found that ensuring your loved one receives the help they need to recover is one of the most important and loving things you can do for them. Often, loved ones with substance addiction either don't want to admit they have a dependence, or they don't believe they need any type of treatment.
Culture and News

The Sober Curious Movement

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May 19, 2022
Drinking alcohol has been a common social pastime in the US it seems. From wine-filled book clubs to bar-hopping adventures with friends after work to even a few beers while watching that night’s football game, our culture glamorizes and encourages people to kick back with a bottle. However, in recent years, alcohol-free festivities are becoming more and more common. In fact, some are calling it a movement—the Sober Curious movement.
Recovery Journey

The Dos and Don’ts of Sharing Your Recovery Story

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May 12, 2022
Everyone has a unique relationship with addiction and recovery. For some, it is a lifelong battle. For others, it can seem to be a momentary lapse in judgment that quickly grew into a lengthy struggle. Regardless of the specifics of your individual story, I’ve found that sharing it can be a powerful tool in your recovery as well as an excellent way to help others.
Sober Life

Reasons to Keep Going to AA

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April 29, 2022

Alcoholics Anonymous and other types of recovery groups can be a tremendous help to those of us who have become addicted to alcohol or drugs. I have personally seen…