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 […]

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 […]

2019 Eating Disorder Awareness & Screening Week Feb. 25 – March 3

Let’s get real – eating disorders can affect anyone, anywhere. This National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (#NEDAwareness), Center for Living is helping change the conversation around food, body image, and eating disorders! But because of stigma and old stereotypes, many people don’t get the support they deserve. 30 million Americans will struggle with a full-blown […]

New York Center for Living’s 4th Holiday Fundraising Party

The 2017 Annual Holiday Fundraising Party was a great success! More than 200 colleagues, supporters and special guests were in attendance at The Metropolitan Club on December 6. We raised over $100,000, all of which went to our scholarship fund for families who need help covering the cost of treatment. Rosanna Scotto, co-host of “Good […]

Family, Family, Family

Not only is it important to successful addiction treatment, but family may very well be the greatest and most powerful factor for helping individuals with addiction to recover. I am not talking about functional, well-manicured picture-perfect families. I am talking about dysfunctional, messy, broken souled individuals coming together to help because they love their brother, […]