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Is There Any Such Thing As an Addictive Personality?

January 3, 2019

The idea of an addictive personality is misleading. There are many aspects to addiction and so far no one has identified a single personality profile for people who develop substance use disorders. What’s more, only about half of people with a substance use disorder have more than one addiction, excluding smoking. If an addictive personality…

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8 Subtypes of Depression

January 2, 2019

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, about 16 million American adults suffer from depression every year. Although we typically talk about depression as if it were one condition, it is actually an umbrella term that includes many related conditions. It may be helpful to know something about these different subtypes, since they often…

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Is This the Year You Get Sober?

December 31, 2018

Sobriety may seem like the biggest decision you’ll make all year, but it’s more achievable than you may realize. When alcohol becomes the centerpiece of our lives, for a while there it feels like everything is fine. We go out more, we have fun and socialize, and we drown out any of the pain that…

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Why Goals Are Better Than New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2018

Around this time of the year, it’s common to hear people talking about New Year’s resolutions. Weight loss, fitness goals, smoking cessation, travel plans and more fill the air as friends and family share with one another what they hope to complete within the next 12 months. For years, New Year’s as served as a…

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Applying the 12-Step Program to Your Recovery in the Upcoming Year

December 29, 2018

With the New Year having just taken a turn, many people are looking to change their lives for the better. If you’re currently in recovery, you may plan to become stronger in using the coping skills you’ve learned, or to continue to remain diligent in your sobriety. It’s quite an accomplishment to have sought treatment,…

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What Are Some Mantras to Inspire Me This Upcoming Year?

December 28, 2018

Around this time of the year, you may find yourself wanting to add some enriching, meaningful activities to your daily life so that you can take your recovery to an entirely new level. This upcoming year holds so much hope – for many, it’s like a clean slate. As you reflect on 2018, we hope…

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Tips for Celebrating Holidays Sober

December 23, 2018

Holidays in the US is always quite the production with high expectations and a need to have the picture perfect holiday experience. Drinking figures heavily in most Holidays celebrations, which can make it a trying time for someone in recovery. If you want to celebrate Holidays this year, here are some ways to do it…

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Summer 2018 Newsletter

November 27, 2018

See What’s New at High Watch! Expansion is On the Horizon We are helping more people than ever at High Watch. We see in the news every day that addiction has become an epidemic and we are bursting at the seams helping record numbers of guests as they work toward recovery. To help our staff…

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Fall 2018 Newsletter

November 26, 2018

What’s New at High Watch? Thanksgiving at High Watch On Thursday we celebrated a wonderful day with staff, guests and their families. It was a truly wonderful day to share in fellowship and give thanks for our family, friends and all who have supported us throughout our lives.          Alumni News We would love…

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5 Things You Can Do Right Now to Get a Healthier Mind and Body

August 3, 2018

Our modern lives are often busy, stressful and full of distraction. We often forget to stop and take a breath. Work, friends, and even recreational activities demand our time and energy. It’s important to remember where our priorities are, and what life is really about. Stop and ask yourself if you’re content. Life is stressful…

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