Recommended Documentary: Generation Found

I was so grateful to be able to watch the screening of this new documentary called Generation Found which was held at The Music Hall Loft in Portsmouth, NH last night.  It was an incredibly amazing, inspirational, and thought-provoking story about a community coming together to create a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown.  The large…

Upcoming Event: Fall Recovery Speaker Fest in Portsmouth, NH

On Saturday, October 15, 2016, Safe Harbor Recovery Center at 865 Islington Street in Portsmouth, NH will be hosting their Fall Recovery Speaker Fest from 12 pm – 4 pm.   There is no charge for this event and we will have an inspiring line up of speakers sharing their experience, strength, and hope about recovery from…

Celebrating Recovery Month!

September is National Recovery Month. This national observance (which American Society of Addiction Medicine is a proud planning partner of) was developed to educate the public that recovery from mental and/or substance use disorder is possible.  Over 23 million Americans are currently in recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs. The theme for this…

Upcoming Event: Rally4Recovery in Manchester, NH on Sept. 17th

Hope for NH Recovery is holding the 2016 Rally4Recovery event on September 17, 2016 from 11:30 am – 4:30 pm at Veteran’s Memorial Park at 889 Elm Street in Manchester, NH.  This event was created to celebrate the lives of people who are living in recovery.  It is a family-friendly event that will be filled…

Upcoming Event: Generation Found at The Music Hall in Portsmouth, NH

On Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 7pm at The Music Hall at 28 Chestnut Street in Portsmouth, NH will be showing “Generation Found.” The story is about a community that came together to create a youth addiction recovery revolution in their hometown of Houston, because they were devastated by an epidemic of addiction. They faced the…

Support Group: Have You Heard Of SMART Recovery?

SMART Recovery is a self-empowering addiction recovery support group. The participants learn tools for addiction recovery based on the latest scientific research and participate in a world-wide community which includes free, self-empowering, science-based mutual help groups. SMART Recovery helps people recover from all types of addiction and addictive behaviors, including: drug abuse, drug addiction, substance abuse, alcohol…

Upcoming Event: Narcotic Anonymous Convention This Weekend in Nashua, NH

The Granite State Area of Narcotics Anonymous is holding their 9th Celebration of Recovery called “Leap of Faith” at the Radisson Nashua Hotel, 11 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, New Hampshire on August 5, 6, & 7, 2016.  This convention will have activities such as: Workshops & Marathon Meetings Clean Time Countdown & Banquet Merchandise Store Entertainment: Friday…

Recommended Book: How Al-Anon Works

I highly recommend this book to anyone who worries about  a family member, loved-one, or friend that has any kind of addiction.  Al-Anon mainly focuses on helping families and friends of Alcoholics, but it is increasingly helping families and friends of Addicts as well.    This book has about 400 pages and it has so…

Recovery is a Life Long Process

“We suffered from a disease for which there is no known cure. It can however be arrested at some point, and recovery is then possible”. ~ Narcotics Anonymous   For people with addictions, recovery is a daily battle that they must constantly be diligent about fighting.  These practices really can help: Attending 12-step meetings regularly…

Eliminate the “Shoulds”

I just read a really great post called “If You Could Improve Your Life by Replacing One Word Would You?”  It reminded me of some things I had recently learned about why eliminating the word “should” from my vocabulary is something I now work on regularly.  When I tell myself I should be doing more…