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Turning Point Center of Chittenden County's Blog

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3rd annual sober party!

July 28, 2023

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 24, 2023 CONTACT: Kim Norman Mercer, Director of Marketing & Development Turning Point Center to host free “Raving for Recovery” concert and community celebration at City Hall Park on August 26 Burlington, Vermont — Turning Point Center of Chittenden County is inviting everyone to join it to celebrate the stories of […]

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Grant funds allow us to expand our Outreach Recovery Work

March 9, 2023

The Turning Point Center of Chittenden County (TPCCC) has been awarded $50,000 per year for three years to expand its Outreach Recovery Coaching program, which helps people in the community struggling with opioid addiction and other substance use. “The need is great,” said Cam Lauf, the center’s executive director. “With this new funding, we will […]

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Sponsor Stand Up for Recovery

February 13, 2023

We are delighted to announce the 4th annual comedy night: STAND UP FOR RECOVERY An evening of comedy to benefit the Turning Point Center of Chittenden County Thursday, June 8th, 2023 in Burlington This program of stand-up comedy will be well-promoted and artfully produced with local and regional talent. With your financial support, it will […]

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Stigma & Misconceptions Regarding Alcoholism

January 17, 2023

A lot of stigma and misconception is associated with alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder. People in the clutches of alcoholism are often incorrectly viewed as incompetent, lazy, or immoral. Because so many people underestimate the grasp alcoholism can have over one’s life, they often assume that alcoholism is simply a result of poor […]

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Breaking Up with Alcohol

December 13, 2022

By the time I quit drinking, I was pretty much married to alcohol. A professional woman in my early 50’s with a master’s degree and a decent job, I was slowly, steadily losing my grip. I don’t remember how I went from occasional drinking to obsession with drinking, but I do remember night after night […]

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5 Tips for Staying Sober through the Holidays

December 5, 2022

Getting through the holidays can be difficult for anyone new to sobriety.  Here are five tips on how to get through the holidays without using.    1.  Avoid triggers:  Turn off the news, including electronic devices, and do your best to stay out of any family drama for five extra minutes per day. Just reminding yourself that these can […]

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