January 2023 Community Newsletter

Use positive psychology to stay on track with your new year goals

Featured Blog

Setting goals changing habits

Have you ever made it through the first few weeks of a new year, feeling like you were crushing your goals, and then suddenly found yourself back at square one? In our latest blog post, we talk about setting goals and tips for changing habits. If you make a mistake, it doesn’t mean change is impossible!

Featured Lesson: Abstinence Violation Effect

Richard Jones Abstinence Violation Effect

Breaking a resolution doesn’t mean you’re a failure. Richard Jones discusses the Abstinence Violation Effect, which is the desire to quit after a setback, and how to overcome it in the Abstinence Violation Effect lesson from the Relapse Prevention Course. (Please log in to watch.) If you need immediate help for stress, please reach out to a peer coach to get personalized support.

Loving Someone with Addiction

Mother of son with alcoholism

Family members of people struggling with substance misuse may feel a mix of stress, anxiety, and grief. It can be a roller coaster of emotions and it’s okay to ask for help. Heidi Woody, a Peer Coach at Youturn Health, writes about her ongoing journey with loving someone struggling with substance misuse.

Christy Plaice on Supporting the LGBTQIA+ Community and Their Families

Christy Plaice LGBTQIA+ mental health

The LGBTQIA+ community is disproportionately impacted by mental health struggles. According to Sage USA, 40% of LGBTQIA+ youth have struggled with suicidal ideation in the past year. Listen in as Christy Plaice, a licensed professional counselor, talks about how we can better support the LGBTQIA+ community in our everyday lives and relationships.

How Peer Coaching Helps You Manage Stress

stress management

More than 75% of adults report symptoms of stress. If left untreated, stress can lead to major health problems. In this infographic, learn what a Peer Coach is and how they can help you identify sources of stress and teach you new coping skills.

Need help?

Youturn Health Peer Coaches can help with stress management, substance misuse, addiction and recovery, and much more.