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How’s Your Spiritual Wellness? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Feb 28, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Overall wellness includes several dimensions, one of which is spirituality. This blog post will help you boost your spiritual fitness with important questions to ponder.
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Teen Substance Abuse Prevention Starts at Home

Mar 1, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Help prevent your teen from succumbing to substance abuse by starting the conversation early. Learn more in this blog post.
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How (and Why) to Make Amends in Recovery

Feb 4, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Making amends (Step 9) is a critical part of recovery. More than just "saying sorry," making amends demonstrates positive change. Learn more in this blog post.
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Is Addiction Really a Disease?

Jan 31, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Whether addiction is a disease or a choice has been a question of great debate. In this blog post, we share some compelling evidence that will help you decide.
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First Step Recovery Staff Spotlight: Erin Heckman, RN

Jan 21, 2021
 | 
Recovery
At First Step Recovery, we care more. In this inaugural FSR Staff Spotlight interview, you’ll meet Erin Heckman, RN, and learn how she provides clients with quality care.
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How Addiction Affects the Family

Dec 24, 2020
 | 
Recovery
The effects of addiction spread to those closest to the person abusing substances…the family. Learn about why addiction is called "a family disease" in this blog post.
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Understanding the Withdrawal Process

Nov 25, 2020
 | 
Recovery
What are the symptoms of withdrawal and is there a way to minimize the discomfort they cause? Get the answers in this blog post.
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10 Tips for a Sober (Socially-Distanced) Holiday Season

Nov 1, 2020
 | 
Recovery
The holiday season can be a challenging time for maintaining sobriety. And, COVID adds extra stress. Get ideas for an enjoyable, safe and sober holiday in this blog post.
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At 30 Years Sober, First Step Recovery Employee is a New Person

Sep 15, 2020
 | 
Stories
When Tammy C. reached "rock bottom," she knew it was time to change. Learn how she has stayed sober for 30 years and has become a different person along the way.
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Atheist? Agnostic? 12-Step Programs CAN Work for You

Aug 21, 2020
 | 
Recovery
Whether or not you believe in God, you can still work the 12 steps. This blog post explains how 12-step programs can be a part of your recovery.
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First Step Recovery Leader Details COVID Precautions

Aug 14, 2020
 | 
News
At First Step Recovery, client and employee safety is a top priority. Chief Operating Officer, Cindy Woodford, details how we are helping protect against COVID.
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Do’s and Don’ts for Thriving in Early Recovery

Aug 2, 2020
 | 
Recovery
In early recovery, it's common to feel vulnerable and uncertain. Our list of do's and don'ts can help those new in sobriety to get a strong start.
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First Step Recovery Staff Member Describes How We Care More

Jun 8, 2020
 | 
Recovery
Stephanie* explains how client-centered care and teamwork are among the many qualities that make us different. (3:06 Listen)
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He Discovered a Link Between His Trauma and Addiction

Jun 24, 2020
 | 
Stories
For Glenn*, the thought of treatment was scary. At First Step Recovery, he was able to discover a link between trauma and his addiction. (1:53 listen)
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He Ended the Cycle of Addiction and Formed Deep Bonds in Recovery

Jun 26, 2020
 | 
Stories
When Doug* hit rock bottom, he was ready for a better way of life. At First Step Recovery, he found it. (2:28 listen)
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How to Practice Gratitude for a Happier, Healthier Life

Jul 6, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Research suggests that numerous benefits result from adopting an attitude of gratitude. Learn some practical ways you can incorporate gratitude into your life.
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5 Tried and True Tips for Sober Summer Fun

Jul 19, 2020
 | 
Recovery
Ready for sober summer entertainment? We’ve got some useful ways for you to stay on track in recovery while enjoying the warm weather months with friends and family.
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Darius Surrenders and Embraces Recovery

Jul 14, 2020
 | 
Stories
Listen as Darius* shares his recovery experience of turning his life around with the support of First Step Recovery. (2:57 listen)

At 30 Years Sober, First Step Recovery Employee is a New Person

Sep 15, 2020
 | 
Stories
When Tammy C. reached "rock bottom," she knew it was time to change. Learn how she has stayed sober for 30 years and has become a different person along the way.

He Discovered a Link Between His Trauma and Addiction

Jun 24, 2020
 | 
Stories
For Glenn*, the thought of treatment was scary. At First Step Recovery, he was able to discover a link between trauma and his addiction. (1:53 listen)

He Ended the Cycle of Addiction and Formed Deep Bonds in Recovery

Jun 26, 2020
 | 
Stories
When Doug* hit rock bottom, he was ready for a better way of life. At First Step Recovery, he found it. (2:28 listen)

Darius Surrenders and Embraces Recovery

Jul 14, 2020
 | 
Stories
Listen as Darius* shares his recovery experience of turning his life around with the support of First Step Recovery. (2:57 listen)

How’s Your Spiritual Wellness? Ask Yourself These 5 Questions

Feb 28, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Overall wellness includes several dimensions, one of which is spirituality. This blog post will help you boost your spiritual fitness with important questions to ponder.

Teen Substance Abuse Prevention Starts at Home

Mar 1, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Help prevent your teen from succumbing to substance abuse by starting the conversation early. Learn more in this blog post.

How (and Why) to Make Amends in Recovery

Feb 4, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Making amends (Step 9) is a critical part of recovery. More than just "saying sorry," making amends demonstrates positive change. Learn more in this blog post.

Is Addiction Really a Disease?

Jan 31, 2021
 | 
Recovery
Whether addiction is a disease or a choice has been a question of great debate. In this blog post, we share some compelling evidence that will help you decide.

First Step Recovery Staff Spotlight: Erin Heckman, RN

Jan 21, 2021
 | 
Recovery
At First Step Recovery, we care more. In this inaugural FSR Staff Spotlight interview, you’ll meet Erin Heckman, RN, and learn how she provides clients with quality care.

How Addiction Affects the Family

Dec 24, 2020
 | 
Recovery
The effects of addiction spread to those closest to the person abusing substances…the family. Learn about why addiction is called "a family disease" in this blog post.

Understanding the Withdrawal Process

Nov 25, 2020
 | 
Recovery
What are the symptoms of withdrawal and is there a way to minimize the discomfort they cause? Get the answers in this blog post.

10 Tips for a Sober (Socially-Distanced) Holiday Season

Nov 1, 2020
 | 
Recovery
The holiday season can be a challenging time for maintaining sobriety. And, COVID adds extra stress. Get ideas for an enjoyable, safe and sober holiday in this blog post.

Atheist? Agnostic? 12-Step Programs CAN Work for You

Aug 21, 2020
 | 
Recovery
Whether or not you believe in God, you can still work the 12 steps. This blog post explains how 12-step programs can be a part of your recovery.

Do’s and Don’ts for Thriving in Early Recovery

Aug 2, 2020
 | 
Recovery
In early recovery, it's common to feel vulnerable and uncertain. Our list of do's and don'ts can help those new in sobriety to get a strong start.

First Step Recovery Staff Member Describes How We Care More

Jun 8, 2020
 | 
Recovery
Stephanie* explains how client-centered care and teamwork are among the many qualities that make us different. (3:06 Listen)

5 Tried and True Tips for Sober Summer Fun

Jul 19, 2020
 | 
Recovery
Ready for sober summer entertainment? We’ve got some useful ways for you to stay on track in recovery while enjoying the warm weather months with friends and family.

How to Practice Gratitude for a Happier, Healthier Life

Jul 6, 2020
 | 
Behavioral Health
Research suggests that numerous benefits result from adopting an attitude of gratitude. Learn some practical ways you can incorporate gratitude into your life.

First Step Recovery Leader Details COVID Precautions

Aug 14, 2020
 | 
News
At First Step Recovery, client and employee safety is a top priority. Chief Operating Officer, Cindy Woodford, details how we are helping protect against COVID.
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