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June 7, 2021
Growth is why I joined Green Hill – by Brandon Robinson

Recently I reflected on why I joined the Green Hill team back in 2019. I realized that I was ultimately persuaded (very easily) by the energy and passion for growth and to see improvements in addiction recovery treatment which is present here at Green Hill. I got see how the team here, guys like Tripp, Nick, and Matt acted as role models for the young men they were serving, and wanted to feel that same reward.

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June 1, 2021
We’re hiring! – Primary Therapist

We’re hiring! Join the Green Hill team as Primary Therapist. As a member of the treatment team, you’ll provide a broad range of treatment services including individual, group, and family therapy, crisis intervention, as well contribute to the development of Green Hill’s clinical curriculum.

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We’re hiring! – Clinical Case Manager

We’re hiring! Join the Green Hill team as Clinical Case Manager. The Clinical Case Manager supports Green Hill Recovery’s clinical and programmatic operations by facilitating weekly case management for all Green Hill clients.

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May 26, 2021
Cycle-ology: A Passion Project Story

Will and Drew were convinced that a life in recovery was destined to be boring and empty, but we set out to dispel that misconception. In this new Passion Project story, we find out that for Will and Drew, it was a common love of the outdoors that helped them rediscover their passion for adventure and begin to enjoy life in recovery.

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May 18, 2021
“Legal drugs” and the risks to recovery

A person in recovery may be tempted to try “legal drugs” – supplements or stimulants that have less of the harmful attributes but still provide some euphoric effects. Before doing so, have a look at information on these substances, from Kratom to kombucha, and their potential risks to people in recovery.

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May 12, 2021
Meet our Program Facilitator: Joey Porchetta

The laughs, the camaraderie, the shared struggle – these keep me coming back each day. Working with young adult men has me laughing nonstop every single day. It’s an interesting juxtaposition – alcoholism and addiction is such a serious deal, but we find levity and fun to get through it together.

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May 4, 2021
Conscious Capitalism Means Operating For Impact & Profits (3BL at Green Hill)

We don’t exist to maximize profits; however, we must make a profit to provide a quality, sustainable service to our community. The past few years at Green Hill, we’ve worked to become a financially transparent company and in adopting the triple bottom line approach, we’ve included team members throughout the organization to help guide us.

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April 22, 2021
How toxic masculinity is linked to excessive drinking

Toxic masculinity extends beyond obvious aggressive behavior seen in the headlines. There are direct correlations between toxic masculinity, addiction, and dangerous behaviors involving substances like alcohol. With drinking challenges and pressures to perform in crowds of their peers common among young men, it can quickly lead to normalizing binge drinking during their college experience and well into adulthood.

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April 15, 2021
Meet our Chief of Staff: Michael O’Sullivan

As corny as it sounds, it’s our clients that keep me coming back day after day. Seeing the transformation in our clients is the most rewarding experience I’ve ever been a part of. Knowing that we are helping bright young men reach their potential is an incredible gift.

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April 5, 2021
How we step up for our Planet – Community & Environment (3BL at Green Hill)

We want to set the gold standard for client care and corporate responsibility, which means we’ve got to take a look at how we’re affecting the planet. We’re looking at how we can become a more ‘green’ company, how we can model corporate citizenship, and how we can build a culture of community engagement.

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March 29, 2021
Meet our Clinical Outreach Director: Marcus Shumate

I view my role as being able to distill complicated ideas into readily graspable concepts and narratives that can help others figure out if our program is a good fit for them or their clients. I also view it as my job to make sure we have healthy relationships with various resources and that I can translate what they do and what we do for different people.

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March 10, 2021
Why our most important bottomline is People (3BL at Green Hill)

Green Hill has always implicitly taken a triple bottom line approach — focusing on impact beyond our bottom line; however, we lacked a cohesive framework. Now we’ve found a framework that will assist us in our co-creative endeavor.

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March 8, 2021
Meet Our Clinical Case Manager: Samantha Puckett

Each day, our residents surprise me with the amount of growth they make, whether it be recovery related or not, seeing that spark in their eye is comforting. It is comforting to know that the work they are doing is making a difference in their life.

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March 1, 2021
Upcoming Free CEU: Rethinking Shame 3/23 1pm

We’re excited to bring you a great free CEU virtual training this month. Join Green Hill Clinical Director Matt O’Connor and Family First Adolescent Services Director of Clinical Development Mike Giresi as they explore how shame can have a profound impact on addiction, mental health, and the development of adolescents and young adults.

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February 25, 2021
The Right Ingredients: A Passion Project Story

Will was apprehensive about coming out of his shell and asking for help. However, by asking for support with healthy cooking skills, Will was able to gain confidence and feel more at home. Now, Will is an old hand in the kitchen and is becoming more comfortable in the community as well.

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February 15, 2021
Why We’ve Adopted a Triple Bottom Line (3BL) approach at Green Hill

Green Hill has always implicitly taken a triple bottom line approach — focusing on impact beyond our bottom line; however, we lacked a cohesive framework. Now we’ve found a framework that will assist us in our co-creative endeavor.

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February 9, 2021
Meet Our Primary Therapist: Cassidy Conway

Personally, I love what the community members bring into a group session. Their insight, intelligence, humor, kindness, and love towards one another is incredibly powerful. They are the life and heart of the group.

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January 26, 2021
5 Tips for Talking to Family about Recovery

There’s no one size fits all approach when talking to your family about recovery. Depending on the family dynamics and relationship, it can be an intimidating experience. For some, it may feel like avoiding it all together is the better option. Even so, there are ways to approach this sensitive topic with grace and self-compassion.

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January 8, 2021
Meet our Admissions & Outreach Coordinator: Megan King

I’m often the first person potential clients will talk to at Green Hill. As part of my job I handle all incoming calls and inquiries, and then work with the rest of the Admissions team to help guide potential clients in the admissions process. I spend a lot of time talking with parents about Green Hill and doing the behind the scenes paperwork that helps guys get started in our program.

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December 22, 2020
Am I Too Young to Be Addicted? – A Look at Adolescent Substance Use Disorder

When you visualize someone suffering from addiction, what kind of person do you imagine? Many people’s image of addiction includes only the rock bottom consequences of the disease. The misguided notion that only “low bottom” cases require help often gets in the way of much needed recovery. We hope to dispel some misconceptions out there that may wrongly lead young people in active substance abuse to believe their problems are not severe enough to seek help.

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December 15, 2020
Green Hill Makes Substance Treatment More Accessible in Raleigh, Joins Blue Cross NC as In-Network Provider

PRESS RELEASE: Green Hill announced this week that it joined Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) as an in-network provider. This news makes public another important step in Green Hill’s ongoing effort to make high-quality substance use treatment more affordable for North Carolinians.

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December 14, 2020
What is Collegiate Recovery?

Collegiate recovery programs offer a supportive environment in a college or university campus culture. Collegiate recovery reinforces positive and proactive measures in helping a person with a problematic substance use history. Collegiate recovery communities (CRC) often have a range of social workers/counselors, student volunteers, work study students, peer-support specialists, and academic advisors that are trained in this field to ensure a point of contact.

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December 7, 2020
What is the Community-Reinforcement Approach (CRA)?

Community-Reinforcement Approach (CRA) is one of the more interesting clinical models for treating substance use disorders. It may lack the notoriety of other models, but it makes up for that through its effectiveness. CRA is focused on helping clients towards building a life that is more rewarding and meaningful than substance use.

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November 30, 2020
Meet Our Clinical Director: Matt O’Connor

One thing that makes Green Hill stand out is our holistic approach to the recovery process. We approach the recovery process not only as an internal process but also help our guys build a life that continues to reinforce their commitment to recovery. We help our guys understand that recovery is not just about sacrifice, but being able to fully engage with the world.

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November 23, 2020
Boundaries: Myths & Facts – Virtual CEU Session on Wednesday 12/9

Setting clear boundaries with a young adult in active addiction and/or early recovery is one of the most challenging processes for parents.  Join us for our upcoming Virtual CEU Session – Boundaries: Myths and Facts to discuss the myths and facts regarding how to support clients in appropriate, healthy, and effective boundary setting and management.

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November 20, 2020
Upcoming Virtual Parent Support Group – Tuesday 12/8 at 7pm ET

The main topic for this month’s Parent Support group is boundaries. Having clear boundaries with a young adult in active addiction and/or early recovery provides a framework for expectations on both sides.

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November 9, 2020
Color Coded: A Passion Project Story

Not sure what his life in recovery would look like, Liam was thrilled to learn he could pursue art as a part of our Transitional Living program. Now in the middle of his Passion Project, we’re thrilled to see this talented young artist sketching out a vision for his success.

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November 2, 2020
Dr. Sara Koenig Joins the Green Hill Team as Medical Director

As the Medical Director, Dr. Koenig will provide and supervise direct medical care for all our clients, and help us to continue to build a true integrated and integrative medicine practice. Sara brings years of training and experience in traditional clinical management of addictions and co-occurring disorders to the Green Hill team.

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October 27, 2020
Meet Our Executive Director: Nick Slovak

I found myself really aligned with Tripp’s vision for Green Hill, specifically the academically-oriented way the program was designed. I can identify with our client population, as I personally struggled to get back on my feet scholastically after my time in treatment. I firmly believe I would have benefitted from the Green Hill Model of treatment, had it been available to me.

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October 19, 2020
Register For Our Virtual CEU Session: Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA)

We’re happy to invite our community of professionals and friends to join our upcoming Virtual CEU Session. This Continuing Education event will cover CRA – Community Reinforcement Approach – and its application in substance use disorder treatment in young adults.

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