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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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