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A Power Greater Than Myself – Alumni Testimonial

A Power Greater Than Myself – Alumni Testimonial

Peter M.  - Hanley Center Alumni Thank God for Hanley Center. It feels strange to use the word "God" as something other as a euphemism. For 44 years I was an atheist.  Yes, I was in a 12-Step fellowship and going to meetings and staying sober, but I never bought into...

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West Palm Beach Residential Opioid Treatment Programs

West Palm Beach Residential Opioid Treatment Programs

Choosing the right kind of treatment program is crucial in achieving long-lasting sobriety. If past attempts at outpatient programs have failed, looking for evidence-based treatment at an inpatient facility could be the right answer. Today, let's talk about the...

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It’s A “We” Thing

It’s A “We” Thing

By Bart Ross | Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator Is a 12-Step program really a “we” thing? Yes! But it didn’t always feel like one to me. I began attending 12-Step fellowships in 1987. I was very shy and never felt comfortable around groups of people, since...

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The Right Alcohol Treatment Programs in West Palm Beach

The Right Alcohol Treatment Programs in West Palm Beach

Residential Alcohol Treatment Programs in West Palm Beach Recognizing your loved one has a substance use disorder is a difficult first step in guiding them to recovery. For many, finding the right resources can seem overwhelming. There is a lot to consider when...

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Understanding Powerlessness

Understanding Powerlessness

By Bart Ross -- Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator Step One: “We admitted we were powerless over alcohol – that our lives had become unmanageable.” (Big Book, Page 59) What does “powerless” mean when it comes to alcoholism/addiction? The dictionary defines...

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Five Ways to Cope with a Family Member’s Substance Use

Five Ways to Cope with a Family Member’s Substance Use

Self-care is an essential part of responding to substance use disorders in the family, yet it’s something that often gets neglected. As the demands of managing a family member with an SUD increase, it’s not uncommon to focus all of our energy on the crisis itself—much...

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Letting Go is the Key to Freedom

Letting Go is the Key to Freedom

Cara O’Neill, MS., RMHCI | Director of Alumni Services We often hear that addiction is a family disease. I have encountered many people that have a hard time accepting this. People with substance use disorders (SUDs) tend to believe that addiction recovery is all...

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Coping with Anxiety

Coping with Anxiety

Dr. Stacy Grossman, Psy.D. - Director of Center for Brain Recovery  Many of our learned behaviors to cope with anxiety tend to feel right at the moment, but they are often not beneficial in the long term. One of the most common coping techniques people use is...

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How Personal Loss Affects Addiction

How Personal Loss Affects Addiction

In a year where deaths related to Covid-19 are fast-growing and routinely compared to past American disasters, it’s likely we all personally know someone affected by the virus. There’s no question the level of loss and grief in our midst is at an unprecedented level...

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12-Step Recovery: Getting Through Changing Times

12-Step Recovery: Getting Through Changing Times

By Bart Ross | Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was in its infancy when WWII erupted in 1941. Thousands of men volunteered or were drafted for the war. The home AA office in New York, which later became the General Service Office...

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What Makes Family Support Essential to Recovery

What Makes Family Support Essential to Recovery

Any successful attempt to overcome a significant challenge in life comes back to who’s playing on your team. The significant “players” in the recovery process are the multigenerational family members of the patients who begin treatment for a substance use disorder and...

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Healing the Family System at Hanley Center

Healing the Family System at Hanley Center

Like any chronic illness, addiction is a disease that affects all family members. As with any devastating disease, family participants may have the opportunity to choose to either support the illness or focus on supporting recovery from it. Although you didn’t cause...

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Substance Use Recovery for the First Responder

Substance Use Recovery for the First Responder

As a first responder living with a substance use disorder, neglecting self-care can affect both you and the people you’re paid to serve. In fact, first responders often become so used to serving their communities in life-saving roles that they may overlook their own...

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The New Behavioral Health Challenge for Older Adults

The New Behavioral Health Challenge for Older Adults

When the Covid-19 pandemic began, much attention was put on a higher risk for older adults to contract the virus and since then a secondary health impact on this age group has become clear. It comes from the impact of social isolation on seniors, many who are living...

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Brain Health and Wellness

Brain Health and Wellness

Dr. Stacy Grossman, Psy.D. - Director of Center for Brain Recovery Brain health is essential to our overall health and wellness. Our brain is what makes us who we are and dictates how we behave, how we think, and how we feel. Keeping our brain healthy is one of the...

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First Responders in Pandemic Times

First Responders in Pandemic Times

Dr. Anna Lisa De Lima, Ph.D., LMHC, NCC - Program Director, Center for Women's Recovery  For many people, the news of a pandemic led to increasing feelings of anxiety as our health, jobs, and normal lives were left hanging in the balance. For first responders, these...

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LIFE, DEATH, HUMILITY AND FREEDOM

LIFE, DEATH, HUMILITY AND FREEDOM

Bart Ross | Recovery & Alumni Services Coordinator A common thought we alcoholic folks have is the idea that life will be easy when we get sober. This thought is a half-truth. Easier? Perhaps. But I like to say it in a different way. Sobriety provides a new...

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