Do Your Part on Social Distancing

Social distancing is now part of our normal lives and rightfully slow. In countries around the world, social distancing has been proven to slow the spread of COVID-19. In fact, the following article states that “The Wyoming researchers estimated that current social distancing measures will reduce the average contact rate among individuals by 38%.” Read…

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Online Meeting and Support Options

Updated 5/6/20 Meetings are being cancelled and people are practicing social distancing in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, people in recovery still need to stay engaged and need support in the process. Don’t get discouraged. Here are some options available: Alcoholics Anonymous Online Intergroup:http://aa-intergroup.org/directory.phpAllows you to search meetings in various formats…

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Message from Sober.com…

Hello Sober Compatriots, As you know, these are very uncertain times. We want to assure you that, regardless of any outside health crises, we are still a strong community and will do anything and everything we can to ensure our members are getting adequate support. In addition to our community support and peer coaching, we…

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#THROWBACKTHURSDAY

During this SHAIR Podcast, I shared how I maintain my recovery daily and a little bit about how things were at the beginning of it. Hope you can take something away from this to help your recovery. Listen below… -Dr. Harold Jonas The SHAIR Podcast – “Get Sober, Stay Sober” with Dr. Harold Jonas, founder…

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Simple Ways to Help Others (and the Importance of It)

                A friend recently told me how he came across a woman who was down on her luck in his travels.  She told him about her situation.  Sadly enough, it is a common story of a person suffering from addiction issues, lack of a support system, health issues and other struggles.  Being in recovery himself,…

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Becoming a Recovery Coach

There are few jobs as rewarding as being a Recovery Coach! Everyday I help clients navigate their life transitions and work on making positive changes to get them to a better place. People come to me struggling and in need of assistance in negotiating a necessary life change. It is amazing seeing someone go from…

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#THROWBACKTHURSDAY – Discussing My Path to Recovery

My drug of choice was heroin. It was a series of events and experiences that led me to being homeless on the streets of Camden, NJ and then to a successful psychotherapist helping others recover from addiction. Listen to my story here on MyNDTALK with Dr. Pamela Brewer- https://www.blogtalkradio.com/myndtalk-with-dr-pamela-brewer/2017/08/29/myndtalk–heroin-was-his-pain–dr-harold-jonas

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The Rise of Synthetic Drugs

By Dr. Harold Jonas Synthetic Drugs are marketed as “safe” and “natural” even though they are anything but.  Instead, synthetic drugs are man-made in labs using chemicals and geared to reproduce the effects of other popular drugs.  There is no way of knowing what the producers have put into the packaging, and therefore, no way…

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How Can Individual Therapy Help My Recovery?

To combat an addiction, most individuals begin with detox and then complete a range of therapies and treatments at rehab. One of the most important methods of recovery is one-on-one therapy. This individualized approach is flexible, customizable, can address the causes of addiction, and seeks to identify solutions that work for the long term. Dig…

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Understanding Heroin Addiction and How to Fight It

The heroin epidemic wouldn’t be an epidemic if recovery was easy. Overcoming an addiction to heroin is a challenge, but it can be done. Learn more about the origins of a heroin addiction and what steps you can take to fight it. Recovery is possible, and getting informed is the first step toward sobriety. Signs…

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