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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 stands for Self-Management and Recovery…

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Are You SAD?

Do any of these sound like you during the winter months? Have a depressed mood more days than not Loss of interest or pleasure in activities you once enjoyed Increase in appetite, especially for carbohydrates Increased sleep Loss of energy or increased fatigue despite extra sleep Increase in restlessness or slowed movements Feeling worthless or…

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Over the Counter and Psychiatric Medications: Helpful or Dangerous Combination?

Over the counter medications (OTC’s): many of us have relied on them for day-to-day ailments. Be it for coughs, colds, headaches, fever, minor sprains, allergies, or aches and pains, we’ve all found ourselves meandering into our local pharmacy seeking relief from these minor but pesky symptoms. In fact, studies have revealed that around $116 Billion…

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Parenting is Cruel

So your family and friends visit and tell you how sweet and precious they are; this little miracle, this bundle of joy, this beautiful child that depends on you for everything.  They tell you how lucky you are and how you are going to embrace and love every moment as a parent, THEY lied they left out what…

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