When it rain it pours! It feels like the world wants to throw curve balls at me one after another. Bills need to be paid, cars breaking down, house needs repairs, kids always need money for something, when is enough, enough? It is very easy to get overwhelmed with life coming full force at you,
On October 6, 2016 Seabrook House joined a project of the Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey and The Community Coalition for a Safe & Healthy Morris, in cooperation with the New Jersey Department of Human Services, and Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse called “Knock Out Opiate Abuse Day”. Seabrook House has been
School nurses deal with countless amounts of children on a daily basis. Children come to them for something as simple as needing a band aid or something as complicated as emotional issues. Being able to talk to them first hand allows them insight to their emotional and physical health. School nurses can see if a
Living with a parent who is an addict can be extremely difficult. If you, yourself don’t have a problem with drugs or alcohol it is nearly impossible to understand the self-destructive compulsion that drives someone to use. Always remember YOU are the most important! You have to know how to take care of yourself first!
September is National Recovery Month. Recovery Month’s purpose is to educate people on the disease of addiction and mental health issues and to spread positive and encouraging messages to those in or affected by recovery. It is also to show the general public that treating behavioral and mental health will improve overall health. National Recovery
There are many things we celebrate in our lifetime. One of the most important celebrations in my heart that I hold close is my clean date. There were years I was hesitate and did not want to make a big fuss but this is very important not only to the addict celebrating but the newcomer
Labor Day weekend is generally the last kind of “summer hurrah” and lots of people are out traveling. Labor Day brings with it a chance to recognize hard work while enjoying an extended weekend, but the celebrations can turn deadly when people drink and drive. Labor Day weekend is one of the dangerous times on
Humans tend to develop strong relationships with animals. These relationships provide comfort, happiness and love. Animals are used for therapy in many different treatment programs, addiction recovery included. That’s right, having an animal to connect with can actually help you heal. A dog is a very common pet that people use for therapy and comfort.
I can remember coming into recovery and in the rooms people spoke about having reservations. It was a common theme to hear of “Squashing all reservations” and I had no idea what they meant. Even after learning what a reservation was I still was not sure how to “squash” them, I mean how can I
You don’t have to run like you’re an Olympic star, but it’s a fact that exercising can help with your addiction and recovery. Many people who abuse drugs or alcohol forget about being healthy. This will cause havoc on both the emotional and physical well being of a person. When exercising the brain you will