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The Magic of Peer Bonding

Parkdale Center conducts exit interviews with all its discharging Partial Hospitalization Patients. From these interviews,..

Healing from Addiction

The process of recovering from addiction can be complex and multifaceted, and it may vary..

How Trauma Can Lead to Substance Use Disorder

According to the National Center for PTSD, approximately 60% of men and 50% of women experience..

The Value of Self-Empathy While in Substance Use Treatment and Recovery

Everyone needs to practice self-compassion—but unfortunately, many people struggle to do it in their daily..

The Value of 12 Step Programs

12 step programs, such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Narcotics Anonymous (NA), have been helping people recover from..

Symptoms of Addiction: Am I Addicted?

Perhaps the biggest myth about drug and alcohol addiction , also called substance use disorder,..

Volunteering is a Powerful Element of Substance Use Treatment

On Sunday mornings, Parkdale’s patients wake up early, strap on their boots, and head to..

How to Support a Loved One in Recovery (and Take Care of Yourself)

“The opposite of addiction is connection.” – Johann Hari When in recovery, those who suffer..

Substance Abuse in the LGBTQIA+ Community

June is Pride Month, during which we celebrate the culture and history of the LGBTQIA+..

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