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A Little History The storied history of Valentine’s Day isn’t actually all that romantic. It involves persecution, execution, and—well, let’s just leave it at that! It evolved slightly in pagan times from the late-winter fertility festival of Lupercalia, during which women and men joined together to form unions, and agricultural rituals fostered the hope of...
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Everyone Experiences Stress Stress is perhaps one of the most common ailments we deal with on a daily basis. Money, relationships, work, school, and countless other factors contribute to our stress levels. For some people, having a drink seems to make those stresses disappear, at least for a short while. Others need a more powerful...
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beautiful young woman wrapped in plaid blanket walking outside in the winter - seasonal affective disorder
The Winter Months In the winter–when temperatures drop, daylight lessens, and holiday stress overwhelms–it is pretty common for people to feel sad. But there’s sad and then there’s SAD—or seasonal affective disorder. For those struggling with this mood disorder, wintertime can feel especially difficult. For some people, the overwhelming negative feelings associated with SAD can...
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two women stretching for outdoor jog - wellness
Restoring Health and Vitality After completing an inpatient rehabilitation program, you might feel either excited or overwhelmed by the lifestyle changes required to maintain your health and wellbeing. As you learned in treatment, substance abuse creates chaos, but a nutritious diet, exercise, holistic remedies for stress and pain relief, and other progressive methods help restore...
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friends gathered in kitchen cooking together - new year's eve
You Have Options Joining friends and family for a night of celebration is totally an option when you’re choosing to live sober. Although New Year’s Eve is traditionally associated with debauchery, it doesn’t have to be, and you can still enjoy celebrating with family even when you’re remaining sober. Take a peek at New Year’s...
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lighting handheld candles at vigil - your faith
Faith and the Holiday Season Regardless of how religious you are or what denomination of faith you follow, there’s something about the holiday season that often encourages a deeper relationship with spirituality. If you’re in recovery from substance abuse, you might be drawn to the ease and goodwill associated with a foundation of faith as...
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woman whispering in her twin's ear - self-talk
Even during our sunniest moods, there can be a slight shadow. It might be for something minor: “Geeez, I was rude not letting that driver pass.” Or a situation more major: “I’m sure the boss thinks I’m an idiot for speaking up like that.” Negative Self-Talk is Common Few of us are immune to negative...
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Featured Guest Hope Potter Aldred will be a featured guest tonight on WFJA Classic Hits 105.5 with host Lewis Finch, a recovery advocate and CEO of the Welwynn Treatment Center. The live interview can be heard from 8:15-8:45 p.m. at WFJA. It will also be featured on the Recovery Boys podcast. About Hope As Willingway’s...
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orange life buoy on a fish hook - blue background - MAT
There’s not a single method of addiction treatment that works for everyone. As difficult as it might be to accept this fact, if you or your loved one are spiraling through an endless addiction loop, it’s tempting to grasp any lifeline. Medication-Assisted Treatment One possibility for combating addiction that frequently comes up is medication-assisted treatment...
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