Forgiveness After Addiction

  Forgiveness After Addiction Drug addiction is a lifelong journey that has many pitfalls. Some addicts start taking a drug to relieve painful symptoms from a physical injury and eventually become addicted. Others turn to drugs to numb emotional pain. Alcohol can be a little trickier because it’s such a big part of everyday life […]

Adventure Therapy and Recovery

RAW earnestly integrates holistic programming into our clients’ care. We are proud to partner with Thrive Outdoors, whose founder Jake King holds twice-weekly groups at our facility  (and well outside our grounds on weekends). Jake sat with RAW to explain his program and to share his infectious enthusiasm for life in spite of struggle.   […]

My Name is Laurie, and I am an Enabler

The following blog piece was written by Laurie Kesaris,  the mother of one of our founders, Sam Kesaris. It was originally posted on the website for one of our other facilities, Amethyst Recovery Center. We are all proud to say that Sam is still clean and sober and just celebrated 7 years in April of this […]

Recovery and Service

Addiction is a very selfish and self-seeking disease. It creates the illusion that the world revolves around the person in active addiction, and blinds them to the fact that nothing could be further from the truth. I say this because I was that addict for nearly a decade, and this was undoubtedly my truth This […]

Staying Strong: Fitness and Recovery

We’ve been told in various ways as we grew up that exercise is healthy for us. From playing outside as a kid, to lifting weights at a local gym, exercise seems to take form in the lives of many Americans. From personal experience, we know that physical movement is helpful for the body. The mind-body […]

Your Guide to Manchester Rehab, Treatment Centers & Alcoholics Anonymous

Manchester, New Hampshire is the largest city in northern New England, serving as home for over 100,000 people. There is a ton to do in Manchester. From a nice relaxing boat ride on the river to baseball games, you’ll find it hard to be bored. That being said, there is also a drug culture in […]

Your Guide to Concord Rehab, Treatment Centers & Alcoholics Anonymous

Not far from the booming city of Manchester is the small state capital of Concord, New Hampshire.The city is home to the University of New Hampshire’s prestigious school of law and a few other educational institutions. Concord is seated on the Merrimack River and a short drive from Lake Winnipesaukee, drawing in tons of people […]

Anger Management and Drug Abuse: Maintaining Healthy Emotional Habits

   Canadian writer Laurence Peter has coined the phrase “speak when you are angry and you’ll make the best speech you’ll ever regret.” Being angry is the worst. We’ve all been through the agony of feeling pent up and it’s certainly not easy. Managing anger can be especially troublesome if your anger is violent and […]