Midway House of NJ Blog

Relapse Prevention During COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Stay virtually engaged in the program. Call Helplines and hotlines who offer support. Read recovery oriented literature. Practice Prayer and Meditation. Find a healthy outlet to relieve stress. Write down your thoughts and feelings in a journal. Engage in healthy hobbies. Be creative and stay present. Try arts and crafts. Maintain a healthy diet and […]

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Food Shopping and Take-Out Food During COVID-19

March 31, 2020

Food shop as infrequently as possible. Once every 2-4 weeks. Shop when store is least crowded. Wear protective masks and keep your distance. Do not use home delivery services. These workers spend a lot of time in the store, so you are getting more potential exposure from them. Use disposable paper or plastic bags. Buy […]

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Cares Virtual Recovery

March 27, 2020
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Staying Sober and Safe During The Corona Virus Outbreak

March 26, 2020

House held AA Meetings multiple times a week. Online AA/NA Meetings through various apps. Online I.O.P sessions. Call YOUR SPONSOR!!! Practice good hygiene. WASH YOUR HANDS OFTEN!!! Avoid touching your face. Sneeze into your elbow. Clean up after yourself. Disinfect the house all day, every day!!!

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How to Be Human: Talking to People with Addiction or Substance Use Disorders

December 24, 2019

A truly insightful way to communicate with someone with a disorder…of any kind, IMO. (Medically reviewed by Timothy J. Legg, PhD, PsyD on October 31, 2017 — Written by Healthline Editorial Team) Shifting our perspective from ourselves to them When it comes to addiction, using people-first language doesn’t always cross everyone’s mind. In fact, it […]

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Alcohol…problem or not?

December 15, 2019

When a person thinks about alcoholism and those who are caught up in alcohol abuse, a lot of the time, the scenes that are painted in their mind are bold and dramatic. Images of people who are destitute with no money, no work, and separated from their families come to someone’s mind. There are more drastic […]

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Week of November 17, 2019

November 23, 2019

This past week, we had Father Charles, former head pastor of Straight and Narrow, come in for one of his inspirational talks.  This is one of the sweetest individuals I have met thus far in Recovery.  He chose to have dedicated his entire life to those in need of different types of support.  Whether religious, […]

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Great Idea!

November 20, 2019

I absolutely love the whole Sober Experiences offered today…EVERYWHERE! https://www.abqjournal.com/810036/more-sober-living-programs-popping-up-on-campuses.html College campus’ will be swarming with this! Besides the fact that drinking at college is usually done by under-aged people, now those that CHOOSE sobriety, can do so in a safe, non judgmental atmosphere.

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