Five Warning Signs of Mental Illness

Five Warning Signs of Mental Illness

It is too easy to go about our busy lives and not notice symptoms of physical or mental illness. Our body has built-in warning systems which alert us to the signs that we need to pay attention.  Here are five warning signs of mental illness to watch for especially...
The Tragedy of the Stigma of Mental Illness

The Tragedy of the Stigma of Mental Illness

The stigma of mental illness is one of the major challenges we continue to face today. The 1999 Surgeon General highlighted shame, stigma, and discrimination as major reasons why people with mental health problems avoid seeking treatment.  According to the American...
Relationships and Recovery Are Key for Sobriety

Relationships and Recovery Are Key for Sobriety

Early recovery can be an overwhelming time for most people.  The world looks much different from behind sober eyes.  Every human being also has the basic need for food and shelter and the basic need to belong to a group and form partner relationships.  Relationships...
Finding A New Road : Spencer’s Story

Finding A New Road : Spencer’s Story

Meet Spencer. He has been with New Roads for over 12 years and is our Chief Operating Officer. Spencer came to New Roads initially as an intern and recent college grad at age 40. He suffered from alcoholism for years and spent some time in and out of treatment centers...
What Should I do if My Child Relapses?

What Should I do if My Child Relapses?

How to Handle Child Relapse Once your son or daughter completes an inpatient treatment program and returns home, it will take time and patience to get the rhythm of the family together again.  The impact of watching your child lose themselves amid a drug and alcohol...
Finding A New Road : Natalia’s Story

Finding A New Road : Natalia’s Story

Natalia is from Arlington Virginia and is celebrating almost 12 months sober here at New Roads. She has been fighting her mental health since she was  a child, which lead into substance abuse throughout her early adulthood years. She tried treatment once and relapsed....
Balance & Recovery Begins with Journaling

Balance & Recovery Begins with Journaling

We are at the end of another year with 2018 around the corner.  What better time than now to consider the value of keeping a journal and tracking your daily life balance from an emotional, mental, spiritual, and physical levels. There are various types of journaling...
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