• Anxiety and Hypervigilance in PTSD
    Monday, July 15th, 2019

    Anxiety and Hypervigilance in PTSD

    Part I: Anxiety in PTSD The Nature of PTSD Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a fairly straightforward mental health disorder.  The origin of PTSD is the natural protective response to...
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  • Let’s Make Next Year Even Safer!
    Tuesday, December 25th, 2018

    Let’s Make Next Year Even Safer!

    This is the perfect week to reflect on your past recovery and look forward to the year ahead. The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of...
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  • Tis’ The Season To Be Sober!
    Friday, November 23rd, 2018

    Tis’ The Season To Be Sober!

    With the right priorities, getting through the holidays sober is no problem. Before Jordan Blumer got into 12-step recovery, he drank and used drugs to make the holidays more...
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  • When Is Your Recovery Over?
    Friday, October 5th, 2018

    When Is Your Recovery Over?

    Connecting with peers, formally or informally, can help maintain sobriety. Finishing residential rehab can feel like the end of your battle with substance abuse. In reality, however, this is...
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  • Hold & Show
    Thursday, September 27th, 2018

    Hold & Show

    The universe dependably appears to demonstrate us things that we have to focus on. There is a steady topic that continues tapping me on the shoulder and that is,...
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  • Letting Go Of The Shame
    Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

    Letting Go Of The Shame

    In order to heal, you have to be willing to leave shame behind. One of the most difficult parts of starting life in recovery is facing up to the...
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  • Addiction & The Family
    Tuesday, August 21st, 2018

    Addiction & The Family

    At Deer Hollow, all who participate in the family program find a comforting space where they feel safe to finally disclose all their unresolved issues that they never could...
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  • Freedom is Possible!
    Thursday, August 16th, 2018

    Freedom is Possible!

    Here recently I've been investing a ton of energy rehashing books that have moved me beforehand. It's continually fascinating how in rehashing something you see things so distinctively and...
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  • Family Support System
    Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

    Family Support System

    At Deer Hollow, family education helps interrupt the cycle of addiction. Travis Whittaker was not surprised when he found himself addicted to opioids, Xanax and alcohol after a sports...
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  • Between the Words
    Wednesday, July 11th, 2018

    Between the Words

    ​If we have the courage to say the word shame, the majority of us misuse it. It's really common for the words shame and guilt to be used incorrectly...
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