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The Springboard Center Presents: A Mystery to Unfold

Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s juice joint when someone is put on ice! The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy and not a single person is muttering a word!Read More

How to Help and Support a Friend Struggling with Alcoholism

You have a close friend that struggles with alcoholism. You want to be a good friend and assist in any way you can. Feeling lost? Don’t know where to start? You don’t know if you should start. Is this something they have to regulate on their own, or can you do something to assist? InRead More

How Do I Fill the Void After Rehab?

How Do I Fill the Void After Rehab?

When you come to life after addiction rehab, you may discover that there are gaping holes in your life that feel like a bottomless pit. You likely struggle with low self-esteem or want to avoid those bad feelings, but that is a trap that got you into addiction in the first place. Drugs and alcoholRead More

How to Use Creative Writing to Beat Addiction

How to Use Creative Writing to Beat Addiction

Writing is highly personal and writers get to choose to share or not share work. Lots of exercises can be structured about recovery but don’t have to be. Sometimes it is helpful to write about recovery yet others will struggle. Creative writing is tough at first but once you get into the swing of it,Read More

What is Cyclical Depression?

What is Cyclical Depression?

Cyclical depression, or ‘recurrent depression,’ can occur, abate, and recur throughout a person’s life. It may be difficult to self-diagnose, since emotions shift. Cyclical depression can overlap with depression and anxiety that take other forms, even seasonal affective disorder (SAD). careful monitoring, especially with attention to co-occurring mental health and substance abuse diagnoses, is keyRead More

What Should I Know About Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder?

What Should I Know About Addiction and Borderline Personality Disorder?

The role of co-occurring mental health disorders in the development of addiction cannot be understated. Understanding mental health and how it relates to substance abuse is key to finding the right help for a long-term recovery. Learn more about addiction and borderline personality disorder. What is BPD? Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is difficult to understand.Read More

Prepare for the Holidays with These Fun Sober Activities

Prepare for the Holidays with These Fun Sober Activities

Christmas is time to remember good times, enjoy festivities, and have fun. There are many things to get done and preparations to make but there are also plans to arrange that don’t have anything to do with drugs or alcohol. Finding sober fun can be hard at holiday time but it is possible. Decorate theRead More

Is There a Link Between Antisocial Personality Disorder and Addiction?

Is There a Link Between Antisocial Personality Disorder and Addiction?

Antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), or ‘sociopathy,’ is a mental disorder characterized by a lack of empathy for others, especially with regards to their personal rights. Considering symptoms of ASPD involve violent activity, awareness is key to helping those with this disorder and addiction seek dual diagnosis treatment. Defining Antisocial Personality Disorder Despite extensive research, mentalRead More

Why Spirituality Can Help Recovery: Some Tips to Consider

Why Spirituality Can Help Recovery: Some Tips to Consider

Spirituality and recovery is often a hot topic in recovery circles because everyone approaches it from a different, very personal, angle. Experience, much like recovery and spirituality, all denote things depending on how a person views it. Everyone has experiences, but they all vary greatly. Much the same can be said with spirituality and recovery.Read More

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