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Manage Holiday Stress with This Simple Activity

2019-11-27T14:21:00-05:00November 27th, 2019|

Family get togethers, shopping, social activities and mile long checklists. The holiday season can be overwhelming to anyone. Amidst all of the celebrations, family gatherings and work parties, the bottles of wine are frequently flowing. There is alcohol almost everywhere during the holiday season. Many turn to alcohol when wanting to celebrate but also in

Mark’s Personal Journey with Addiction

2019-10-01T12:54:00-05:00October 1st, 2019|

My name is Mark and I am a recovering alcoholic from Florida. I spent a great portion of my life as a slave to my disease resulting in severe isolation from friends and family as well as low self-esteem and self-worth. My life basically resembled one that was frozen in time. My life was filled

Harmless Fun? Or Reckless habits? Help yourself & your loved ones by learning the facts behind Binge Drinking.

2019-09-18T13:44:00-05:00September 18th, 2019|

The term “binge drinking” is normally associated with teens and college parties. However, this is not only present in younger individual’s lifestyles, but with adults as well. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism explains binge drinking as “a pattern of drinking that brings a person’s blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 grams percent or above”. This

Transformation Tuesday

2019-08-27T09:35:00-05:00August 27th, 2019|

Lisa ModurCommunities for Recoverywww.cforr.orgRecovery opened my eyes to life.Not to the rush and the hustle and bustle and trying to be somebody but just regular, ordinary life.Butterflies on the breeze.My friends laughter when we recall memories of our youth.The feel of my children's hands in mine.The smell of dirt in the spring.The pounding sound of

Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy (EFP)

2019-08-15T09:38:00-05:00August 15th, 2019|

My name is Hadley Hill and I am an LPC, as well as certified Mental Health Specialist in equine-facilitated psychotherapy (EFP) at Healing with Horses Ranch. We have been partnered with Sage Recovery Villa since their opening last summer, and our therapy team has very much enjoyed the opportunity to facilitate weekly EFP group sessions

Transformation Tuesday

2019-08-01T09:45:00-05:00August 1st, 2019|

Transformation Tuesday Each week Sage will be highlighting recovery transformations. We look forward to spreading messages of hope, strength, and courage. Please feel free to send us your stories of hope and recovery. My name is Stephanie. I am over the marketing for both Sage Recovery Villa (our Residential Treatment Center in Manor) and Sage

Mourning in 12-Step Process

2019-02-28T12:38:00-05:00February 28th, 2019|

 Mourning in 12-Step ProcessElias Tamene, PsyD, LPCBoth Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous seem to facilitate addicts to engage in the process of mourning. The mourning process may be undertaken in earnest with the spiritual engagement specifically related to the concepts of letting go, forgiveness, and making amends (Narcotics Anonymous Members, 2008). Letting go. The fundamental

How Boundaries Actually Enhance Intimacy in Relationships

2019-02-28T12:28:00-05:00February 28th, 2019|

How Boundaries Actually Enhance Intimacy in Relationships Alyssa Cohen, MA, LMSW Often when we talk about setting boundaries in relationships, we refer to creating metaphorical walls or lines that are not to be crossed or tampered with in order to protect ourselves. This idea may appear to create distance in a relationship, perhaps in one