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May Is Mental Health Awareness Month

May marks Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to shedding light on the complexities of mental health and promoting understanding and support for those affected. This year, amidst the backdrop of ongoing global challenges, it’s crucial to spotlight a particularly intertwined aspect of mental health: Substance Use Disorder (SUD)....
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Embracing the Bright Side: Enjoying Spring in Early Recovery

As the world blooms with new life and warmth envelops the air, the arrival of spring and summer brings promises of renewal and joy. For those in early recovery from addiction, these seasons offer a unique opportunity to embrace a fresh start and discover the beauty of sober living. Here’s...
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New Year, New Beginning: Resolutions for Recovery Warriors

As the calendar turns and a new year dawns, it’s a time for reflection, renewal, and setting intentions for the months ahead. For those in recovery from addiction, the new year presents an opportunity to reaffirm commitment, cultivate growth, and embrace the journey of sobriety. Here are some empowering New...
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Navigating the Holidays: Tips for Surviving Early Recovery

The holiday season can be a challenging time for those in early recovery from addiction. The festivities, family gatherings, and social events can trigger feelings of stress, loneliness, and temptation. However, with the right support and strategies, it’s possible to navigate this period successfully and maintain sobriety. Here are some...
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Celebrating National Recovery Month : “Every Person, Every Family, Every Community”

September is a month of renewal and hope, as it marks the observance of National Recovery Month in the United States. This annual event serves as a powerful reminder that recovery from substance use disorders and mental health challenges is not only possible but also deserving of celebration and support....
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He’s Saving Addicts By the Hundreds. Why Is His Hometown Fighting Him?

Portsmouth — the birthplace of the opioid pandemic, a city so sunk by the tide of Oxycontin that people used their pain pills as currency, paying for food and ­Pampers with Oxy 40s — that town is coming back, house by house, powered by its rescue of men like Rooster.
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Recovery Means Connection

Deep, meaningful connections based on shared experiences are key to defeating the loneliness and isolation that can drive or trigger addictive patterns. How do we build those connections at Starfish? Our program is designed to strengthen social relationships and promote community. Shared experiences, especially those that teach a new skill...
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What Is A Sound Bath?

A sound bath is a meditative experience where those in attendance are “bathed” in sound waves. These waves are produced by various sources, including healing instruments such as gongs, singing bowls, percussion, chimes, rattles, tuning forks, and even the human voice itself. This meditative practice invokes the parasympathetic nervous system...
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