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Pregnancy and Alcohol Consumption

Pregnancy and Alcohol Consumption

Pregnancy is both a beautiful and challenging time for both parents. In a culture where people drink alcohol to take the edge off, it can be hard to accept that alcohol is harmful during pregnancy.  Fortunately, there are other techniques to help you unwind that can...
How Does Age Affect Addiction?

How Does Age Affect Addiction?

Addiction to prescription medications is a growing problem, particularly among older adults. With the increased use of medications to treat complex medical and psychological conditions, older adults are more exposed to addictive substances and behaviors than ever...
Understanding Underage Drinking

Understanding Underage Drinking

Navigating underage drinking takes trust and teamwork between teens and their parents. As parents learn to trust their teens’ ability to manage themselves, it can be helpful to establish strong boundaries and guidelines around alcohol. When you work with your...
How Can I Develop Self-Compassion?

How Can I Develop Self-Compassion?

Many people struggle with feeling compassion for themselves. Feelings of guilt, failure, and shame can often make us feel like we’re worthless. These feelings can be magnified in times of active addiction or recovery. In these times, we may feel like we’ve...
The Impact of Nature Therapy on Addiction Recovery

The Impact of Nature Therapy on Addiction Recovery

There are many different approaches to addiction treatment and recovery, such as nature therapy. Nature therapy is a great way to get outdoors and feel connected to the earth and yourself. Through nature therapy, you can promote mindfulness and well-being.  At West...