Keeping it Fresh in Longer-Term Recovery

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In the beginning of sobriety, after you’ve made it through withdrawal and detox, things can feel exciting. You go through fast, obvious changes. Some people experience the pink cloud, which is when you feel euphoria in early sobriety. Things eventually settle and you start to experience all the firsts in recovery. Then what were once […]

Self-Soothing in Addiction and Recovery

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In recent years, the idea of addiction as an urge to self-soothe has gained traction. Addiction has historically been seen as self-destructive, but it can mean taking care of ourselves in the best way we know at the time. We think we’re protecting ourselves from emotional pain, but active addiction ends up causing more pain. […]

Memory and Recovery

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Memory is a strange thing when it comes to recovery. Triggers are essentially memories-circumstances, people, places, or feelings that your brain has come to associate with drinking or using. But for many of us, memories from when we were intoxicated are distorted and fragmented. In recovery, we can feel grateful that we’re able to remember […]

Expressing Your Feelings in Recovery

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Sometimes during active addiction, the only time we allow ourselves to express emotions is when we’re under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Then it comes out distorted, and we might say or do things we regret. We might not even allow ourselves to feel our emotions at all. In recovery, we have a chance […]

Why Are Basic Needs Important in Early Recovery?

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When you first get sober, eating enough, drinking enough water, and getting enough sleep are extra important. The premise of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is that you must have these things in place before you can pay attention to higher needs like community, meaning-making, or self-actualization.  This is true for everyone, and particularly so in […]

New Hampshire Facilities Now TRICARE-certified


We Are Pleased to Announce That We Are TRICARE-certified at Our Facilities in New Hampshire TRICARE provides health coverage to 9.6 million active-duty service members, veterans, and their family members. It is part of the US Military Health System. This certification includes Bonfire Behavioral Health, our outpatient facility providing PHP treatment in Rochester, New Hampshire, […]

TruHealing In-Network With AmeriHealth Caritas in Ohio

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We are pleased to announce that we are in-network with AmeriHealth Caritas for Midwest Center at Youngstown in Ohio. This is a Medicaid plan that will allow more Ohio residents to access our services. AmeriHealth Caritas is focused on the social factors that impact health, such as access to safe housing, proper nutrition, and community […]

Having Compassion for Your Past Self

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As your mind clears in recovery, you might feel like a very different version of yourself. You may want to separate current you from the past you who was in active addiction; I know I did. That’s okay, but even as you distance yourself from past you, it’s important to save them some compassion.  Guilt […]

Open House for Midwest Center at Youngstown’s Outpatient Program


On September 7th, Midwest Center at Youngstown had an open house to introduce our new outpatient program. It was a great time! We met attendees from Thrive, Mercy Hospital, On Demand, Brightview, Ethan’s Crossings, Asurgent, Lakeview Health, and a few other organizations. They ate lunch that we provided and learned about the program. They were […]