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Meeting Disenchantment

July 17, 2019

Leaving treatment and entering the real world is a big transition and it is very important to have support through this process. But what happens when you’ve been out on your own or living in a sober house for a while, and going to a meeting every day starts to become tedious and repetitive? Meeting…

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New Podcast: Interview with Lori W. on Recovery, Life and Work

July 11, 2019

High Watch’s very first podcast is here!! Listen as Alumni Relations Coordinator, Jenn Worthington interviews Lori W about recovery, life and what it is like to work at High Watch!   Meet the Author: Jenn Worthington, Alumni Relations Coordinator

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Enjoying your first SOBER Fourth of July

July 1, 2019

It’s no secret that the Fourth of July is a big drinking holiday, but did any of us really need an excuse to drink and partake in dangerous activities i.e. fireworks?? Just because we are sober now doesn’t mean that we have to give up having fun and celebrating our country’s independence. There are plenty…

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PTSD and Addiction Recovery: A Process of Healing

June 16, 2019

“Every day I wake up to a different version of me. Will I be happy or sad, will I feel safe or scared? The things I feel because of my post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) aren’t invisible to others. I like to think of myself as a warrior in my own right, because I face invisible…

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Self-Care Is Critical, No Matter How Long You’ve Been in Recovery

June 13, 2019

Self-care is all about nurturing a loving, kind, respectful relationship with ourselves, and it’s takes work – just as other meaningful relationships in our lives do. As an ongoing, lifelong process, we have to remind ourselves to continue building upon that relationship – but if we get too comfortable in our recovery, we may find…

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Your Guide to Going on Summer Vacation in Recovery

June 10, 2019

Summer vacations – they used to mean airport drinking, tropical getaways and sipping cocktails on the beach or by the pool. Nowadays, they can be anxiety ridden affairs that are full of opportunities to relapse. Going on your first vacation in recovery is a big milestone and a treat you definitely deserve but it is…

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What is Humility and How Does That Relate to Recovery?

June 6, 2019

“I find I am at my best when I can let the flow of my experience carry me…” – Carl Rogers The dictionary defines humility as: “a modest or low view of one’s own importance; humbleness”. As human beings, it’s pretty natural for us to feel an inflated sense of importance. We are so focused…

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How Creativity Helps Recovery

June 3, 2019

A common misconception amongst many creative addicts is the idea that substances such as alcohol or heroin can stimulate creativity. They cite that many creative geniuses have also been alcoholics or addicts. However in a recent study, Roger Beaty, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Cognitive Neuroscience at Harvard University, found that creativity comes from using different…

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Incorporating Creative Activities in Recovery: Getting Back to the Basics

Incorporating Creative Activities in Recovery: Getting Back to the Basics

May 30, 2019

When we’re kids, we’re much more open to exploring the world with curiosity and wonder. Vince Gowmon, a life coach, counselor, author and more, emphasizes that it’s because children are still connected to their body rather than strictly through their mindset. They’re able to move much more fluidly – and with little association to place…

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Guide to Life After Rehab

May 28, 2019

Leaving treatment can be a scary prospect for many recovering addicts. Addiction is a life-long disease that you need to work on continuously, even when you leave your treatment center. In fact, in some ways – you have to work at it harder when you are back in the “real world”. At High Watch, we…

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