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Getting Back Her Family—and Her Future

When Courtney looks at the root of her substance use disorder, she recalls making bad choices in her teenage years, when she first started using
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Improving Mental Health Through Art

Barbara Thresher-Morrison, a participant in art therapy groups offered by CHD’s Psychiatric Day Treatment program in Springfield, said that the artistic activities she has been
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Inspired, Motivated, and Dedicated

Jovani said that before his treatment at CHD’s Aster House, he was letting let his temper and impulsiveness run his life—into the ground. “For me,
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“I Wanted Something Better”

Danielle has been a resident of CHD’s Aster House in South Hadley for only two months, and she is already impressed with her progress in
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Treating Addiction—and Trauma

Crystal lives at CHD’s Grace House in Northampton with her 13-year-old son, Kayden. In a therapeutic setting, Grace House provides up to 14 families with
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A Family's Fresh Start

Elizabeth, a recent graduate of CHD’s Grace House in Northampton, is grateful for the team at one of the few residential recovery treatment programs designed
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All the Right (Dance) Moves

Cammie, a 17-year-old athlete in CHD’s All In: Barrier Free Recreation’s adaptive dance program, likes to dance to country music in her wheelchair—but she also
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Racing Toward His Goals

To call Troy Cronin “driven” and “tenacious” would be understating his willpower. He simply refuses to let anything stop him from reaching his goals—even though
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Recovery as a Saving Grace

In the summer of 2020, Casey knew she had to drastically change her life when she overdosed twice. This happened after her children, who were
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A mom’s recovery journey

When she first referred herself for CHD’s FIRST Steps Together program in Pittsfield, MA, Ivy was only the second participant to join the new, evidence-based
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