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How We’re Pioneering Treatment for High-Functioning Professionals

How We’re Pioneering Treatment for High-Functioning Professionals

Welcome to The Farley Center In the heart of Williamsburg, Virginia, The Farley Center at Williamsburg Place stands as a beacon of hope for high-functioning professionals grappling with addiction. Where Farley Started Established in 1990 with a short-lived focus on anesthesiologists, The Farley Center has evolved to become a premier destination for individuals seeking specialized addiction treatment tailored to the demanding careers of professionals: including healthcare workers, military personnel, first responders, attorneys, pilots, and executives. We are well experienced, with the right recovery-monitoring resources, to help those with these specialized needs. This continuous evolution is a testament to our commitment

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Recovery Support Is for the Whole Family, Supporting a loved one in recovery

Recovery Support Is for the Whole Family

Is your spouse, parent, or child getting drug and alcohol treatment? You probably felt incredibly relieved when your loved one finally took that first important step toward regaining their health. Then, the questions began to unfold.  How are you ever going to trust them again? Will this work, or will it be an ongoing battle for the rest of their life? How are you going to rebuild financially from this? How will you feel safe at home again? Will things ever be normal – and if not, can you still keep going? Family members struggle when someone close to them

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Hiding face. Kind reliable man supporting his crying friend and putting hand on his shoulder

What to Know About Generational Trauma

Trauma has a ripple effect, particularly within families. As mental and emotional health experts continue to research this, they shed necessary light on a concept known as generational trauma, also referred to as intergenerational or transgenerational trauma. The primary question is this: can the impact of trauma be “inherited”? Scientists believe yes.  Defining Generational Trauma This concept isn’t new. Researchers started examining the legacy of trauma in 1966 with children of Holocaust survivors. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), a study team led by Canadian psychiatrist Vivian M. Rakoff “documented high rates of psychological distress in [these] children. Since

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New Year’s resolutions, I resolve to stay sober in the new year. Common Fears in Addiction

Common Fears in Addiction

Addiction recovery is a long road. During recovery, it’s common for people to experience a range of emotions, especially fear. Nearly everyone who enters rehab feels some level of fear or trepidation. The questions they have are many: Will this work? Will I be able to open up and talk about what’s happening? Do I really need this? Will withdrawal be too intense? And, after the final day of treatment, many struggle with an even larger question: Will I be able to stay sober? If fear is holding you back from seeking addiction treatment, it can be helpful to assess

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Do Not Let a Relapse Cause You to Give Up on Sobriety

Do Not Let a Relapse Cause You to Give Up on Sobriety

You were probably pretty excited when you first got sober—and rightfully so. After all, you had just overcome a huge challenge in order to reset your life and get back on track. Drugs or alcohol (or both) had been damaging your mental and physical health, your ability to work or study, and your relationships. It was not a sustainable situation, so you did the thing you needed to do: got help and got sober. It only makes sense that you would feel joyful in those early days of recovery (though, in some cases, those joyful feelings can indicate something called

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