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Angie Harris

Substance Use/Process Addiction
March 6, 2019

SMART Recovery Celebrates its 25th Anniversary

Congratulations to SMART Recovery® for celebrating its 25thanniversary this year. SMART Recovery started back in 1994 and was founded by Joe Gerstein and Tom Horvath. It was established as an alternative path to recovery, utilizing principles of self-empowerment, based on motivational and cognitive therapies. What is Smart Recovery? SMART Recovery…
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Mental Health
February 20, 2019

The Basics of Mindfulness

Over the years mindfulness has become more common in our society. There are apps to guide us through the practice and it is even being integrated in schools to help teach kids how to manage emotions and stress. But what is mindfulness? Mindfulness is the practice of being both aware…
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Mental HealthRelationshipSchool
May 7, 2018

Is Your Teen Overwhelmed? Help Them Learn Stress Management

Did you know that 1 in 3 teens will meet the diagnosis criteria for Anxiety by the age of 18? Many teens are faced with trying to balance school expectations,  get into college, deal with pressures from family and friends, and plan for who they want to become as adults.…
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FamilySchoolSubstance Use/Process Addiction
November 1, 2017

Is Your Teen Partying Too Much? When To Intervene

With homecoming parties and celebrations after football games going on throughout our area, the topic of teen drinking is very relevant this fall. As parents, we try to find balance in our parenting style. We want to let our kids have experiences that bring them happiness and fun. We sometimes…
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Substance Use/Process Addiction
June 14, 2017

Making Summer Plans? Be Sure to Include Summer Sobriety Plans

When we think of summer we often think of relaxation, days off from work, and time with friends and family. However, staying sober or continuing your moderation management plan through the summer months can be a challenge, even for those in long term recovery. Summer is often associated with pool…
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Mental HealthRelationshipSchool
November 1, 2016

Bullying is More Than Just Playground Fights

October is National Bullying Awareness Month. In the past, the main venue for bullying was on the playground or in the hall at school. Now, thanks to social media and instant access to the internet, victimization can happen 24/7 without any escape. I am sure many of us can think of our…
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School
August 14, 2016

School Stress Is More Than Just The Right Backpack

The last few weeks of summer are winding down and the beach toys are getting packed away.  Many parents are thinking about the craziness of back to school shopping and are ready to put our kids on the bus. Check off the list of school supplies.  Then think about the tools your…
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