With the app you can…
Track your sobriety,
Access e-therapy to learn new recovery skills,
Connect with trained counselors and peers through messaging,
Clinical support available 7 days/wk, 9am -10 pm est
Track your treatment plan and set reminders,
Journal daily about your journey,
And discover helpful videos, testimonials and more through the unique resource library.
Connections is the only available app that is backed by years of research to support its provider-care management functionality, predictive relapse indicators, and analytics to reduce relapse. Click here to learn more.
Much of the language that has been used to describe substance use disorder and drug use is loaded with stigma and carries real world harm. To learn more about stigmatizing language and what we can do to help de-stigmatize language click here.
The Child Mind Institute states, “Adolescents making the transition from high school to college need not only academic skills to ace the classwork, and time-management skills to stay afloat, but emotional problem-solving skills to handle the challenges. As parents, we can’t shadow them in the freshman dorm, but we can help supply them, before they leave home, with a toolbox of skills and habits to use when they become stressed or overwhelmed.”
Tips to Help Teens Emotionally Prepare for College:
1) College mental health skills
2) Don’t try to ‘fix’ every problem
3) Practice mindfulness with your teen
4) Help your child establish good self-care
5) Work on planning and ‘coping ahead’
6) Develop Strategies for Self-Soothing
Matt Bellace, PhD, Psychologist and Comedian, talks about the dangers of vaping in a clear and easy-to-understand way. He conveys the seriousness of the consequences and also provides a positive and hopeful approach to choosing not to vape.
How to Make an Addiction Recovery Plan. Here are five items to discuss and consider including in the plan you develop together. Read the full article here.
1. On-Going Treatment
2. Relapse Contingencies
3. Household/Academic/Employment Responsibilities
4. Family Interactions
5. Rewards/Reinforcers and Consequences
Tip: Alcohol suppresses training hormones for up to 4 days. You may show up to practice but there will be little improvement or gains
A few drinks can offset your hard work by erasing the effects of your workouts, reducing your endurance and compromising your mental game. Alcohol affects your ability to learn new plays and strategies; it decreases your aptitude for muscle development and recovery and negatively impacts your nutrition and endurance.
“As parents, we look for ways to encourage their positive developmental growth, while keeping them healthy and safe. Lucky for us, scholars at the Center for Addiction have been researching this topic for many years, and studies show time and again that one item in particular has held steady through the years as making a huge difference in promoting healthy, safe, positive growth for youth—family dinners.” Click here to learn more about how family dinners can have a positive impact on health.