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When Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Collide

When Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Collide

Breaking free from addiction and repairing all the damage it may have caused is one of the most challenging experiences a person can face. Imagine how much more difficult it can be when you also suffer from a mental health disorder. Being diagnosed with both a Substance Use Disorder and a mental health diagnosis can make the recovery journey even more difficult. At Parisi House, roughly 50% of our moms come to us with both. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, this statistic aligns with national averages. Upon entering our program, mothers who come to Parisi House for drug and alcohol treatment also receive a mental health evaluation. If they are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, we make sure they receive the additional support and services they need to recover from both successfully.

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12 Years of Sobriety: “This Year Feels Different”

12 Years of Sobriety: “This Year Feels Different”

Adrienne says this year feels different. The Parisi House graduate just celebrated her 12th year sober this past May. Having recently gone through a divorce, she feels like she is reclaiming her power in some ways once again. Adrienne knows that life will always be full of ups and downs, but she uses healthier tools today to overcome the challenges. She credits her time at Parisi House for helping her build a solid foundation that allows her to meet those moments head-on.

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Trombetta Family Legacy Inspires Generations

Trombetta Family Legacy Inspires Generations

What lights someone’s heart on fire to do good in the world around them? The Trombetta family has had that fire in their hearts for generations. It began with Silvio Domenico Trombetta and slowly trickled through his daughters and granddaughters. Motivated by their belief that everyone is deserving of second chances and that asking for help is courageous, they have been sharing their passion and generosity with Parisi House for over a decade. The work they have done is inspiring and will undoubtedly continue to ignite the fire in the hearts of everyone around them for generations to come.

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Parisi House Graduate Looking Forward to Mother’s Day

Parisi House Graduate Looking Forward to Mother’s Day

Jennifer Cabral is looking forward to Mother’s Day this year. Growing up, she could not wait to be a mother. She has many memories of taking meticulous care of her baby dolls. It was one of her favorite things to do. She loved to feed them, change them, take them all around, and protect them from her big brother. Becoming a mother to her two girls was one of her greatest joys. However, she quickly found that protecting herself and her two daughters was not as easy as caring for her baby dolls.

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Getting the Gift of Motherhood Back

Getting the Gift of Motherhood Back

Motherhood can sometimes feel like trial by fire. No matter how prepared a woman feels, the transition can be challenging. Real-life often doesn’t live up to the expectations we set for ourselves. Adding drugs or alcohol to the mix can make the experience especially painful. For many of the moms who come to Parisi House, they have been living their motherhood in survival mode. At Parisi House, moms find the support they need to get sober and receive the gift of second chances with their children.

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Help Us “Raise Some Dough” This Super Bowl

Help Us “Raise Some Dough” This Super Bowl

Don’t forget, sports fans – You can skip the kitchen this Super Bowl Sunday and support Parisi House by picking up your game day food from any three MOD Pizza Locations. Sunday, February 13th, when you mention you are ordering to support Parisi House at their Santa Clara, San Jose (Almaden), and Morgan Hill locations, 20% of the sale will be donated to our program.

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Holiday Celebrations Make an Impact on the Hill

Holiday Celebrations Make an Impact on the Hill

The holiday season can be an incredibly emotional time for our moms. They are often separated from family and friends during treatment and repairing the damage that addiction has done to their lives. Parisi House staff worked hard this last season to make sure our moms and their kids were left with memories that will motivate them as they rebuild their lives.

read more
Mindfulness; Helping Cope with Early Sobriety Stress

Mindfulness; Helping Cope with Early Sobriety Stress

Mindfulness has become a major buzzword these days. The practices of meditation, breathwork, journaling, and being more consciously aware of the present moment are incredibly beneficial for de-stressing from daily life. These practices are also extremely helpful in recovering from drug and alcohol addiction because these cognitive functions in the brain are often impacted by long-term chemical dependency. Parisi House teaches our moms mindfulness techniques while with us to help them cope with the stresses of sobriety.

read more
Mom Given “Best Chance at Living a Good Life” at Parisi House

Mom Given “Best Chance at Living a Good Life” at Parisi House

Heather, a Parisi House graduate, had a good life growing up. She has a supportive and loving family who gave her a structured childhood and wanted the best for her. Early struggles in high school lead her down the path of addiction. In 2005, she gave birth to her son but still found herself struggling to quit. With the stable, structured support of our programs and the bond she made with her child, she could commit herself to her sobriety fully. Parisi House was “the best chance at living a good life” for her and her son.

read more
When Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Collide

When Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Collide

Breaking free from addiction and repairing all the damage it may have caused is one of the most challenging experiences a person can face. Imagine how much more difficult it can be when you also suffer from a mental health disorder. Being diagnosed with both a Substance Use Disorder and a mental health diagnosis can make the recovery journey even more difficult. At Parisi House, roughly 50% of our moms come to us with both. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, this statistic aligns with national averages. Upon entering our program, mothers who come to Parisi House for drug and alcohol treatment also receive a mental health evaluation. If they are diagnosed with a mental health disorder, we make sure they receive the additional support and services they need to recover from both successfully.

read more
12 Years of Sobriety: “This Year Feels Different”

12 Years of Sobriety: “This Year Feels Different”

Adrienne says this year feels different. The Parisi House graduate just celebrated her 12th year sober this past May. Having recently gone through a divorce, she feels like she is reclaiming her power in some ways once again. Adrienne knows that life will always be full of ups and downs, but she uses healthier tools today to overcome the challenges. She credits her time at Parisi House for helping her build a solid foundation that allows her to meet those moments head-on.

read more
Trombetta Family Legacy Inspires Generations

Trombetta Family Legacy Inspires Generations

What lights someone’s heart on fire to do good in the world around them? The Trombetta family has had that fire in their hearts for generations. It began with Silvio Domenico Trombetta and slowly trickled through his daughters and granddaughters. Motivated by their belief that everyone is deserving of second chances and that asking for help is courageous, they have been sharing their passion and generosity with Parisi House for over a decade. The work they have done is inspiring and will undoubtedly continue to ignite the fire in the hearts of everyone around them for generations to come.

read more
Parisi House Graduate Looking Forward to Mother’s Day

Parisi House Graduate Looking Forward to Mother’s Day

Jennifer Cabral is looking forward to Mother’s Day this year. Growing up, she could not wait to be a mother. She has many memories of taking meticulous care of her baby dolls. It was one of her favorite things to do. She loved to feed them, change them, take them all around, and protect them from her big brother. Becoming a mother to her two girls was one of her greatest joys. However, she quickly found that protecting herself and her two daughters was not as easy as caring for her baby dolls.

read more
Getting the Gift of Motherhood Back

Getting the Gift of Motherhood Back

Motherhood can sometimes feel like trial by fire. No matter how prepared a woman feels, the transition can be challenging. Real-life often doesn’t live up to the expectations we set for ourselves. Adding drugs or alcohol to the mix can make the experience especially painful. For many of the moms who come to Parisi House, they have been living their motherhood in survival mode. At Parisi House, moms find the support they need to get sober and receive the gift of second chances with their children.

read more
Help Us “Raise Some Dough” This Super Bowl

Help Us “Raise Some Dough” This Super Bowl

Don’t forget, sports fans – You can skip the kitchen this Super Bowl Sunday and support Parisi House by picking up your game day food from any three MOD Pizza Locations. Sunday, February 13th, when you mention you are ordering to support Parisi House at their Santa Clara, San Jose (Almaden), and Morgan Hill locations, 20% of the sale will be donated to our program.

read more
Holiday Celebrations Make an Impact on the Hill

Holiday Celebrations Make an Impact on the Hill

The holiday season can be an incredibly emotional time for our moms. They are often separated from family and friends during treatment and repairing the damage that addiction has done to their lives. Parisi House staff worked hard this last season to make sure our moms and their kids were left with memories that will motivate them as they rebuild their lives.

read more
Mindfulness; Helping Cope with Early Sobriety Stress

Mindfulness; Helping Cope with Early Sobriety Stress

Mindfulness has become a major buzzword these days. The practices of meditation, breathwork, journaling, and being more consciously aware of the present moment are incredibly beneficial for de-stressing from daily life. These practices are also extremely helpful in recovering from drug and alcohol addiction because these cognitive functions in the brain are often impacted by long-term chemical dependency. Parisi House teaches our moms mindfulness techniques while with us to help them cope with the stresses of sobriety.

read more
Mom Given “Best Chance at Living a Good Life” at Parisi House

Mom Given “Best Chance at Living a Good Life” at Parisi House

Heather, a Parisi House graduate, had a good life growing up. She has a supportive and loving family who gave her a structured childhood and wanted the best for her. Early struggles in high school lead her down the path of addiction. In 2005, she gave birth to her son but still found herself struggling to quit. With the stable, structured support of our programs and the bond she made with her child, she could commit herself to her sobriety fully. Parisi House was “the best chance at living a good life” for her and her son.

read more