6 July

Recovery Coach

The recovery coach is a traveling position (State of CT), visiting clients throughout the state. Some work will be done onsite at Project Courage, 130 Elm Street, Old Saybrook, CT. Further details about travel below in, “Work Environment.”  JOB TITLE: Recovery Coach STATUS: Full Time/Part Time REPORTS TO: CEO/Executive Director/ RSS Director  POSITION SUMMARY: The Recovery Coach serves the key …

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4 June

The Art of Avoidance

The irony of writing a blog titled, “The Art of Avoidance” is that I have been avoiding writing this for some time now. Day after day, I come into work, look at the blank page and say, “I’ll do it later.” In the blink of any eye, those days turned to weeks and, on the …

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4 March

Press Release: Project Courage Partners With TryCycle

Technology Integration Helps to Foster Deeper Connections Between Recovery Coach and Client Project Courage and TryCycle Data Systems Collaborate to Increase Engagement with Clients in Recovery Project Courage’s year-old and recently CARF-accredited Recovery Support Services program (RSS) facilitates recovery in the comfort of client homes. While many other types of treatment are acute in nature, …

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17 December

Dealing with Anxiety & Its Role in Substance Abuse

Feeling worried, nervous, uneasy, or trapped in racing thoughts are common symptoms of anxiety, which can cause physiological symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, and muscle tension. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that an estimated 31.1% of U.S. adults and 31.9% of U.S adolescents have been diagnosed with anxiety disorder in their lifetime …

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6 December

Recovery During The Holidays

Holiday Season: Sobriety’s Bermuda Triangle Holiday season is a notoriously difficult time for recovering addicts, alcoholics and their families. The trifecta of Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Eve is aptly named ‘The Bermuda Triangle’ due the turbulence it can create in people with both long-term and short-term sobriety. While this time of year is generally …

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15 November

The Stigma of Substance Abuse

You Are Not Defined By Addiction Addiction is not a “moral failing” on the part of the individual, which has been a common belief up until recently; it is a chronic brain disease and a broader community issue that affects nearly everyone in one form or another. Despite growing evidence and acceptance of these facts, …

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22 March

Adolescent Substance Abuse and the Brain

The teen years of adolescence area critical time for most, if not all people in their lives. Think about it. Life is challenging enough just dealing with fitting in and all of the changes that occur as you grow into an adult. As adolescent substance abuse continues growing, we need to understand the impact drugs …

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9 November

Are We Contributing Negatively to Our Children’s Body Image?

 

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9 November

How Do You Separate From Work?

Professionals working in the field of mental health are often asked how they separate, or manage, their own emotions from the people and situations they encounter regularly. Some questions I’ve been asked; “Don’t you get sad? How can you just listen to people talk about their problems every day? Do you think about work at …

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9 November

The Increasing Stress Our Children Encounter

As parents, we try to prepare our children for the real world the best that we can and we hope to excite them for all the wonderful possibilities that lie ahead. For instance, as we prepare to put our kindergartner the bus for the first time we say encouraging things like, “You’re going to love …

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