Don’t be a Recovery Bully

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, and I’d like to speak about that topic as it relates to a community that’s dear to me personally and professionally. We know that there is stigma around substance use disorder. However, did you know that stigma exists within the recovery community itself? People who are in recovery feel …

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Substance Use Disorder Recovery: Finding the Path That’s Right For You

The path to substance use disorder recovery is never an easy one, and this journey can oftentimes produce many negative emotions, including confusion, shame, and guilt. But, it’s important to remember that no matter who is struggling with substance use disorder, the road to recovery looks different for everyone. Fortunately, multiple pathways to recovery are …

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Recovering Out Loud

Recovering out loud is something that has not always come easy to me. I grew up in a Hispanic culture that turned a blind eye and thought my problematic use was just a phase that I could snap out of. It was a culture that took pride in appearance and social status. It took me …

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Advocacy in Recovery

We are coming into my favorite month of the year, September. My love for the month of September is not because of the change of weather, pumpkin spice coffee or the return of my children going back to school. I adore this month because it is a month dedicated to promoting, celebrating, and spotlighting recovery! …

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