How to Reduce Harm?

February 19, 2024

Empowering people who use drugs to choose to live healthy, self-directed, and purpose-filled lives.  What is harm reduction? Harm reduction is a key pillar in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Overdose Prevention Strategy. Exactly as it sounds, harm reduction is reducing the harm associated with using drugs…

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Helping Hands: How We Find Recovery Among Community

February 15, 2024

“Alcoholism runs in my family, and it stopped with me.” T0 achieve that, however, Sharon Woodruff, realized she needed help. “I lost my father and little brother to this dreadful disease,” she said. “It took me many many years to realize I was unable to quit on my own. Treatment…

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Celebrating Love for Your Recovery: Navigating Valentine’s Day While Sober

February 7, 2024

Valentine’s Day can create lots of different emotions for people, for a lot of different reasons. This is especially true for individuals in recovery, as drug and alcohol abuse are notorious for placing strain on relationships. This means, for individuals in recovery, Valentine’s Day can bring up a lot of…

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Embracing Unity: The Benefits of Being a Recovery-Friendly Workspace

January 24, 2024

In a world that is constantly evolving, workplaces are redefining their cultures to create environments that support employee wellbeing and inclusivity.   One of the emerging trends is the establishment of recovery-friendly workspaces: places where individuals seeking recovery from substance use disorders find solace, understanding and encouragement. Unity Recovery Services…

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It’s Only the Beginning, A Look at our Programs

December 28, 2023

We are Unity Recovery Services Unity Recovery Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based out of Appleton, WI. Our mission is to create opportunities for individuals in or seeking recovery from addiction. Our programs work towards our vision to create a community where recovery is encouraged, supported, and respected. At…

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What is the role of a peer recovery coach?

December 19, 2023

Recovery Coach 101 and how you can become a certified recovery coach with URS What is a Peer Recovery Coach? By basic definition, a Peer Recovery Coach (PRC) is a nonclinical professional that has lived experience with addiction and engages, educates and supports an individual to successfully recover from mental…

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The Importance in Celebrating Milestones in Recovery

December 11, 2023

What are recovery milestones? The recovery journey isn’t always easy. Especially in early recovery, celebrating accomplishments and milestones along the way is important to stay motivated and committed to recovery. Recognizing these steps is also important to celebrate the positive choice the individual has made to choose sobriety. In most…

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Preparing for Winter in Recovery

December 5, 2023

Colder Weather Brings Mental Health Challenges As the seasons change, the days get shorter and the feeling of isolation can set in. Feeling down or depressed in the winter months is known as Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD. SAD is a type of depression that onsets in the fall and…

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Giving Thanks – Value of Giving Back in Recovery

November 21, 2023

Addiction is a Selfish Disease The depths of addiction are a lonely, dark place where you likely don’t think a lot about other people. Addiction is a selfish disease that can cause individuals to only think about their wants and perceived needs, such as where their next fix will come…

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Recovery During the Holidays

November 6, 2023

Tips for staying sober, preventing relapse and avoiding the holiday blues Holidays for some is the best time of the year. Yet, holidays in recovery can be one of the most difficult times of the year. In fact, according to the CDC, the most dangerous times of the year for…

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