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Have you tried listening to podcasts? Did you know there are podcasts centered around recovery and sobriety? Here are five podcasts you might want to listen and subscribe to:
While summer is a time of fun, it can also be a time to help mold amazing qualities, like giving back to the community. Ask your children to choose an activity that also gives back
Did you know that according to a survey from American Addiction Centers, up to 86 percent of people drink on first dates? For those of us who don’t drink, dating can be an even more daunting proposition. Here are some tips to help.
Prince Harry discusses how the trauma of losing his mother caused him to abuse drugs and alcohol, and that “the only way to free yourself and break out is to tell the truth.”
If you’re able, use World Blood Donor Day as a time to give back and save lives by donating blood. If you aren’t able to safely do so, consider helping out in one of the various other ways to help spread awareness.
Transitions are rarely easy, even when the changes are welcome. Here’s how to manage when you lose touch with your support systems.
Recent data from a major study done by the University of Washington shows that the harm of drinking outweighs any benefits, and that “the safest level of drinking is none.”
Weather across the country is heating up, and it’s the perfect time to get out and enjoy mother nature. As it turns out, when it comes to spending time outside, the benefits go far beyond the fresh air.
What is anger, what causes anger issues, and how to manage anger in the heat of the moment?
Here's a list of 30 resources to help you give up alcohol from others who’ve done it.
While the future is uncertain, mankind remains resilient. We’ve learned to adapt to a “new normal” and are slowly making our way back to activities that we set aside for more than a year. A lot has changed, and some of the new techniques and processes surrounding fundraisers, volunteering and fundraising are here to stay.
While in many ways this year epitomizes loss, it can be crucial for us to find ways to stay grateful alongside our grief.
How can you tell if you are feeling anxious or sad, or if it’s something more serious? Here are some signs to look out for.
The upcoming Memorial Day holiday is all about honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice for our country. This is the perfect holiday to exercise taking a day “on” instead of a day off.
A new study shows evidence that optimism, the act of having hope for the future, helps to reduce stress when tackling difficult challenges.
According to a neuropsychologist, “When a person experiences severe trauma, several parts of the brain can be impacted negatively and take extended periods of time to recover.” Here are some significant ways that trauma changes the brain.
Desirée Bujanda Misle, author of “I, Mother of an Addict” writes for American Addiction Centers about her experiences with substance abuse, codependency, and motherhood.
To lead a fulfilled life, being healthy is about much more than just the physical. It involves your mental well-being, too.
Tomorrow is Service League’s first virtual 35th Community Prayer Celebration, held on the 70th National Day of Prayer! We are excited to celebrate 60 years of Service League providing safety-net services, and 30 years of Hope House Miracles, as we pray for healing and restoration for those in our community and all over the world, who have been so deeply impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here are five reasons why it may take someone so long to quit drinking, even when the desire to stop is present.
You don’t have to choose just one cause or organization to support. You can provide support for various causes and various organizations. Take the time to figure out what feels right for you and your own goals for doing good in the world.
We're less than ONE WEEK away from Service League’s first virtual 35th Community Prayer Celebration, held on the 70th National Day of Prayer! The event will be held on Thursday, May 6th, 2021 from 12:00-12:30 pm. Please pre-register for the event at: igfn.us/e/2JouAQ.
Reminder: All are welcome at NO cost; however, if you do wish to support our mission, please go to our registration site as your donation is greatly appreciated. If you can’t make it, a replay of the event will be available beginning May 7th on our website. Please SHARE the link with your friends and family!
Anxiety can cause worry, fear, tension, or even panic attacks and physical pain. And since anxiety disorders affect roughly 40 million people in the US, it’s important to learn how to identify and manage common anxiety triggers.
Overcoming substance use disorder is about more than just free will. There’s still a lot to learn, but here’s what we know so far.
May is recognized as National Recommitment Month. It’s a time of renewal and even to build new habits or relationships. What will you recommit to this month?
The author of "The Sober Survival Guide" discusses his experience with sobriety and how quitting drinking turned his life around.
Now that the world is showing signs of getting back to a sense of “normalcy,” use this Earth Day as a reminder that when we all work together, we can make a difference.
According to a therapist, any time you begin to feel like a process or a relationship has become unmanageable in some way, it can be a good invitation to take a step back. Here are four steps for taking a mental health detox.
Three valuable lessons of mental wellness that rarely get talked about.
For some, drug courts break the cycle of addiction and crime.
You have the power to continue to do good in the world and be the positive change, even with everything going on around us.
An important resource on how to mindfully navigate difficult conversations.
During the pandemic, alcohol use has spiked - particularly among women, African Americans, and parents. Could the consequences of this increased consumption outlast the pandemic?
If you’re looking for a reason to get out there and do more good, look no further. April has been named Global Volunteer Month as a time to bring people together to volunteer from across the world.
Check out this fact sheet to better differentiate between stress and anxiety, as well as learn coping strategies for both.
How practicing “vulnerable accountability” mindfulness can help us sit with feelings of blame and shame.
While times are undoubtedly hard, there is hope on the horizon. Use April’s National Month of Hope as a reminder to be a light in somebody’s life this month, including your own!
You’re invited to the Service League’s first virtual 35th Community Prayer Celebration on the 70th National Day of Prayer!
Here’s a list of 25 recovery bloggers for anyone seeking new avenues for support.
Did you know that opioid overdoses in the US have been increasing more quickly among women? Although additional research is needed, studies show that a systemic approach encompassing the treatment of psychiatric disorders and symptoms of pain will be required for addressing the opioid epidemic.
When you feel good, you’re more likely to do good in the world and at work. Make sure you’re able to set boundaries to help improve your work-from-home life.
The importance of naming your emotions so you can take back the reins.
Spread Hope and provide rental relief to people facing housing insecurity due to COVID.
A recent study finds that alcohol consumption accounts for a considerable portion of cancer incidence and mortality in all 50 states.
You may not win the lottery tomorrow, or ever for that matter. But what we’re talking about is a different kind of ‘gold’ to make you feel rich in other ways. Check out these ways to feel fulfilled in your everyday life and to make each day golden.
Studies have found that taking time off from drinking, even as little as one month, showed lasting impact. So why not make your sobriety a long-term habit?
New research finds adults in the United States are feeling their highest levels of stress since the pandemic began last year. Here are some recommendations that can help combat the negative effects of prolonged stress.
There are those who enjoy crunching numbers, and those who would love to be doing anything else. With March underway and April just around the corner, you may be dreading a certain time of year that’s all but looming—tax time.
When things go as planned, we feel in control. But when life throws a curveball, it can leave us feeling anxious and stressed. Here are 10 tips for dealing with the stress of uncertainty.
It’s impossible to put the best version of yourself out into the universe if you’re already starting at a disadvantage. Make sleep a priority and see the health benefits that affect your overall wellbeing.