Why Gaming? By Ryan Moore

While I was studying at the University of Colorado, Boulder, I noticed that during the spring, summer, and fall, people were always active, finding things to do such as going to a concert, lively party, rock climbing or bicycling through…

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Eating Disorder Identification, Prevention, and Treatment

Let’s face it, our lives are so busy sometimes that we occasionally push meals to the side. We are often so busy that we don’t notice how we may be depriving ourselves of balanced, nutritional meals. Or perhaps, as parents,…

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Why Music? by Jill Wood

There is just no other medium that brings people together the way music does. That’s what I love about music. It breaks through barriers and creates real, authentic connection which we all need. It’s just amazing to watch a crowd of…

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Digital Identity: Social Media, Body Dissatisfaction, and Disordered Eating Among Teens

It’s difficult to not see them. If you use the internet or social apps like Facebook, Snapchat or Instagram, you will find them—hundreds of image-driven messages that glorify thinness and push the overwhelming belief that weight loss is good. If…

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Stigma Stinks ~ by Eileen Spatz

How reluctance to speak openly about a loved one’s battle with mental health or drug use disorders can fuel the epidemic of deaths.  The walking wounded exist all around you. We are standing behind you in line at the grocery…

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Local Youth Discover Passions and Hone Skills ~ The healthy alternative to drugs and alcohol

There is nothing new about the age-old problem of teens with too much time on their hands and the trouble that can then ensue.  As the saying goes, “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop.”  What is new is the horrible…

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Hula Hooping

Fun for the entire family. All shapes and sizes are welcome! Bitty Hoops fits all! Here is the Bitty Hoops Mission: “To get grownups to remember how to be a kid, to get sedentary people movin and groovin, and to…

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Save SC ~ by Lauren Leland

I’m Lauren Spencer, born and raised in San Clemente. My addiction started during my childhood. I depended on other people’s approval because I wasn’t content with who I was. I wanted my jokes laughed at, and I wanted to keep…

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COA Holiday Wish List

“There’s nothing to do!” ~ That’s changed! We seek to help our members develop internal relationships, group member accountability and sustain a healthy life through activities and social pursuits of various activities, music and support. We need the community to…

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Music Venue

Music Venue   The COA Music and Clinic Venue is open and dates are available to book, but going fast. The vision to have a ticketed venue for San Clemente teens and young adults with a clean and sober atmosphere is…

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