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Recovery is a fresh start, regaining freedom, and living your best life
September is Recovery Month! Recovery Month is the perfect time to recognize what recovery really means, take a closer look at the effects of addiction and celebrate those who have started on the pathway to long-term sobriety. The Village’s First Step Recovery program provides a caring environment for adults struggling...
Scrolling through TikTok videos
Social media has been notorious for inflaming mental health issues for years, especially for teens and young adults struggling with body positivity and self image. Seeing the highlights of someone else’s life can make you feel like you’re not doing enough or don’t have enough. One social platform seems to...
It's important to be mindful when eating and put away distractions like phones and other screens
"You really shouldn’t eat that.” “Carbs are bad.” “This has way too many calories.” “You haven’t earned a dish of ice cream.” Every day we are bombarded by these kinds of “diet culture” messages. TV, magazines, and social media tell us we aren’t good enough, and the only way to...
Maintaining sobriety in the summer can pose unique challenges
When you’re in recovery, every season (and month and week and day) poses its own challenges. Staying on a sober path can be especially daunting in summer, as outdoor get-togethers and holiday celebrations often involve alcohol. The hot weather, social time by the lake or pool, and overflowing coolers can...
Sitting on a dock by a lake is one way you can get outdoors, and a good place to reflect on life.
After a long, harsh winter, we warmly welcome the summer months! This season provides us several opportunities to practice good mental health. Here are some tips to improve your mental health and make the most of the summer: Get outdoors: Exposure to the sun is the most natural form of...