Midway House of NJ Blog


November 30, 2020

People who practice gratitude are generally happier people. For those in recovery, gratitude must become a central part of life to help them with sobriety. When we have a positive attitude and behavior of gratitude; it can change our entire outlook on things. Grateful people are: More Optimistic. Stronger at dealing with challenges. Have more […]

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Never Give Up

November 19, 2020

Addiction is a roller coaster of ups and downs. Unfortunately relapse is a part of recovery. Take immediate action by getting help and starting your recovery once again. Keep your head up, don’t get down on yourself, and never lose hope. Keep fighting the disease that has its hands tightly wrapped around your throat. One […]

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There Is No Blame

November 12, 2020

Addiction is a family disease. When a loved one is in active addiction we try to find someone to blame, but we are not to blame. We didn’t cause it, we can’t cure it, and we didn’t make them a drug addict. We want to blame someone for our loved one’s addiction, even ourselves. This […]

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We Are Not Alone

October 29, 2020

In family groups like Al-Anon or Nar-Anon, we discover that we are not alone. Other families understand the pain that we experience when a loved one is in active addiction. We cannot force our addicted loved ones to change. All we can give them is our love and support, but we need support, and that […]

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July 9, 2020

The Washington Post reports that drug overdoses nationally jumped 18% in March, 29% in April, a staggering 42% in May.  Nationwide, federal and local officials are reporting alarming spikes in drug overdoses – a hidden epidemic within the coronavirus pandemic. Emerging evidence suggests that the continued isolation, economic devastation, and disruptions to the drug trade […]

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May 21, 2020

It takes courage to say no to a loved one who is stuck in active addiction. Enabling is the worst thing you can do for them. Do not let them manipulate you. No money, no place to stay, nothing. You can help them when they make an effort to get sober. REHAB!!! Love them from […]

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April 30, 2020

Life is suffering, until we accept this, we can’t move on. Life is beautiful, but filled with suffering. How do we live with the suffering and let the pain transform us? Suffering can mold us into better people if we accept it. If we resist it then it becomes nonproductive, and can send us spiraling […]

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7 Ways To Help Reduce Stress During The COVID-19 Outbreak

April 17, 2020

Connect with Loved ones- Talk on the phone and use video chat. Making a sense of community can help ease stress. Create a list of personal self-care activities that you enjoy- hobbies, meditating, reading a book, etc. Alone time can help you recharge. Take care of your body- Meditate, take deep breaths, eat healthy meals, […]

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April 16, 2020

Dealing with addiction takes courage, humility, and gratitude. Courage to keep fighting and stay sober. Humility to remember that the addiction is strong and can come back at anytime. Gratitude for our daily blessings. Gratitude takes effort. When life is getting rough, gratitude can be your strongest tool. Even though things are difficult, you still […]

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

April 9, 2020

A difficult challenge in life is living through your problems, rather than thinking through them. Worrying about our problems will only make things worse. Worrying about things we cannot control causes added stress. Analyzing and overthinking about your feelings only makes them stronger. Pain is a part of life, we have to find healthy ways […]

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