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2016 Life Challenge Recap

Posted on December 19, 2016 at 22:46 PM

  The Life Challenge has seen many changes and improvements in 2016. The manager of the L+C, Sabrina, launched the new program in February and watched as her hard work paid off. We shifted from just an alumni program to a unified recovery support team that walks with our members as they take on the […]

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The Difference between Trust and Forgiveness

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 17:23 PM

Many people in recovery have a hard time with Forgiveness and Trust. We’ve been hurt. We’ve been victimized. We have trauma and PTSD in our past that haunts us. We’ve also done terrible things, with and in our character defects, to keep our alcoholism and addiction alive. To feed this disease we have to do […]

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Holiday Sobriety

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 17:02 PM

The holiday season is upon us. A time for family, food, togetherness and alcohol. Lots of alcohol. For people in early recovery, this can be a time of anxiety, worry and an overwhelming sense of what is at stake. “Just because we’re drinking doesn’t mean you have to.” “No one will be that drunk.” “Just [...]

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Just For Today: An Interview with G.E. Partin

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 17:00 PM

Singer/songwriter and Life Challenge member G.E. Partin has been kind enough to share some of his music with The L+C community. His song Just For Today “Song for Michael’s House” is an honest reflection of his journey to sobriety. To listen to the track visit: Just For Today “Song for Michael’s House”   HOW YA […]

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Thoughts from your L+C Team

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 23:52 PM

This week, each L+C motivator and coordinator was prompted to share what their experience has been thus far working with the L+C members and team. Each person described what the program means to them and how the L+C has impacted their own journey. Jacy: The Life Challenge has created a revolution in the recovery industry. […]

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Elizabeth Vargas: Her Memoir of Panic and Addiction

Posted on September 23, 2016 at 16:33 PM

    Last week, Elizabeth Vargas released her new memoir, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction. Vargas wrote a detailed rendition of her battle with alcoholism and anxiety. Her immense vulnerability and transparency has created a much needed conversation about substance abuse and mental health. For anyone who does not know, Vargas is […]

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Music & Recovery

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 15:55 PM

    Music is an outlet that allows people to feel, express, and better understand the emotions of themselves as well as others.  On a personal level, I use music as a form of therapy. When the world becomes a little bit too much to handle, I sing until I have worked out my frustrations. […]

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Writing your Story: The Benefits of Journaling

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 21:09 PM

By: Kate Mills is an analytics specialist and content creator for the RECO Intensive Outpatient Program. Responsible for curating RECO’s social media accounts, website content, and blog posts, she spends her workdays writing for and interacting with the RECO community, and believes that everyone has a story to tell.     “The universe is made of stories, not […]

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10 Things to accomplish in the next 30 days

Posted on August 23, 2016 at 16:54 PM

    Find a new favorite artist As a huge music fan, I am always looking for a new favorite tune. And in today’s world of smart phones it is easier than ever to explore the changing world of music. I use Apple Music to fulfill all my musical needs, but there are plenty of […]

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Painting the Pain Away

Posted on August 01, 2016 at 10:30 AM

  As the Expressive Art Instructor at The Oaks at La Paloma, I spend time encouraging patients to be creative and teaching them to paint. Even if they are not artistically inclined, I believe that creating art is a great way for patients to express themselves. Recently, I had a patient who believed that she […]

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