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What Kind of Exercise Should I Be Doing to Help My Recovery?

By Travis WeisbrodACE Personal Trainer Those of us in recovery know how hard the first few weeks or months can feel. Anxiety, depression, insomnia, boredom, and lack of motivation to get out of bed in the morning tend to plague us more than ever before. For most of us, the desire to feel comfortable...

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Families Helping Families Workshop

We are thrilled to announce we’re hosting the kick-off meeting of Families Helping Families in Alabama, April 6-8, 2018. This three-day event is free and open to families affected by addiction as well as local mental health professionals. Hugh Benson of Parents Helping Parents in Oklahoma will join us to help sponsor the new branch....

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The Importance of Wellness in Addiction Recovery

We often hear about the importance of eating healthy, exercising, and self-care in recovery. Research shows all of these elements not only help individuals restore their bodies after years of neglect, but it also helps with cravings and an overall sense of wellbeing. This is great news for people new to recovery who are looking...

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4 Tips for Relationships in Recovery

Most people are told to wait a year before entering a relationship and there are plenty of reasons to support this advice. Some people seek relationships to feel complete or to fill the void addiction left behind. This behavior can create unhealthy patterns. Once you’ve taken time to focus on your recovery, speak to...

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Connection and service at recovery conventions

Twelve step conventions can be a powerful community experience that showcase the spirit and essence of recovery on a large scale. Having the ability to connect with hundreds of others in recovery, coming together to share the message and enjoy sobriety is a special experience for everyone involved. For many newcomers, conventions are a...

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Employee Spotlight: Kyle Aaron

Get to know our Director of Residential Services Since Kyle Aaron began working at St. Christopher’s in 2013 as a clinical intern, he has dedicated himself to helping young men overcome their addictions and struggles in early recovery. “I like working with people that throw curveballs at you and that may be be resistant to...

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Young person’s guide to sober fun

12 SUGGESTIONS FOR ANYONE IN RECOVERY, BEST SUITED WITH SOBER FELLOWSHIP  For some of us, we spent the entirety of our teenage years drinking and drugging. To use was to live and to live was to use. Maybe we played sports, hung out with friends, went to class and participated in after-school activities, but...

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St. Christopher’s sponsors Clean Break

St. Christopher’s is a proud sponsor of Clean Break, a sober spring break vacation opportunity for students in recovery. This year, 86 students participated in the trip to Miramar Beach, Florida, 27 of which are Rams in Recovery from Virginia Commonwealth University. Watching these students embrace their recovery and live fulfilling lives reminds us...

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New Wellness Center positively impacts patients’ physical and mental recovery

St. Christopher’s state-of-the-art Wellness Center opened in July 2016 and Wellness Coordinator Travis Weisbrod couldn’t be more excited. On a day-to-day basis, Travis designs and implements exercise programs and routines for patients based on their goals, personal needs and physical capabilities. “The most important role that I have at St. Christopher’s is to educate and...

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New Certified Compulsive Gambling Counselor at STC

After working at St. Christopher’s for over 5 years, Zach Knippenberg, RAC, CCGC, has obtained his certification as a compulsive gambling counselor. In his continued professional development as Clinical Manger, he will expand his scope by working with those suffering from behavioral addictions in addition to those suffering from substance abuse.

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