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  • Commit to Quit: Helpful Tips for Nicotine Cessation

    Commit to Quit: Helpful Tips for Nicotine Cessation

    Eric D. Collins, MDDr. Collins, the Medical Director at the New York Center for Living, has practiced addiction psychiatry for nearly 30 years. Today, November 16th, 2023, marks the Great American Smokeout—an event organized by the American Cancer Society to provide resources and support to people in an effort to help them quit smoking cigarettes…

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  • Getting Creative with Recovery

    Getting Creative with Recovery

    Sara Kropf, RDMT, LCATSara Kropf, RDMT, LCAT is a primary/creative arts therapist and the activities coordinator at the New York Center for Living. Take a moment to close your eyes. Imagine an earlier self. Recall a memory when a song came on that spoke to you. Think about a time you wrote a poem, painted…

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  • Yoga for Recovery

    Yoga for Recovery

    Nadine Raia, LMSW, CASAC-TNadine Raia, LMSW, CASAC-T is a primary therapist at the New York Center for Living and a Yoga teacher with multiple certifications including for addiction and trauma. “Yoga is not about the shape of our bodies, it’s about the shape of our lives.”—Adhil Palahivala Moving With IntentionSeptember is both National Recovery Month…

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  • Back to School DBT: Skills to Support Emotional Wellbeing

    Back to School DBT: Skills to Support Emotional Wellbeing

    By Geoffrey M. Golia, LCSWGeoffrey is the Clinical Director of New York Center for Living and the Leader of the NYCFL DBT Consultation Team While it may be summer for a few more weeks, for millions of students, this time of year marks the return to the classroom. Whether you’re in high school or college,…

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  • Boundaries: One Path to Respectful Relationships in Recovery… and Beyond

    Boundaries: One Path to Respectful Relationships in Recovery… and Beyond

    By Andre Vilarinho, LMFTAndre is a family therapist at New York Center for Living. Boundaries are the guiding principles that govern healthy and respectful relationships. In the context of substance abuse recovery, understanding the importance of establishing and maintaining boundaries is foundational for all family members. Our boundaries define what is acceptable, promote self-respect, and…

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  • Forgiveness, Recovery, and Why it Matters

    Forgiveness, Recovery, and Why it Matters

    By Isabelle Adams, LMSWIsabelle Adams, LMSW is a family therapist at the New York Center for Living. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines forgiveness as “willfully putting aside feelings of resentment toward someone who has committed a wrong, been unfair or hurtful, or otherwise harmed you in some way.” When entering recovery from a substance…

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