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LATEST NEWS:

When it comes to supporting local business, there’s more to it than helping the community; it supports you too. Check out these reasons why going local helps you out in the long run.

There are ways we can challenge ourselves to grow in empathy. If you want to learn more, check out these tips for how to cultivate more empathy for others.

What if you could live with more compassion this week and share love with other people in your community, country or even the world? Turns out, you can!

In the heart of Raleigh, a transformative event is set to take place on February 23rd at the RCNC Creative Corner Fashion Show. This unique showcase not only celebrates the beauty of fashion but also sheds light on the therapeutic benefits of expressive arts. The theme, "Recovery to Discovery," captures the essence of this creative journey that promises to be an evening filled with inspiration, resilience, and self-discovery.

Give yourself and your loved ones the greatest gift this American Heart Month by focusing on making heart-healthy decisions towards a happier and healthier lifestyle.

It can sometimes be difficult to consider how exactly to recognize Black History Month. What can you do? Here are six ideas for honoring Black History Month.

Stigma has long been the silent adversary of those on the recovery journey. For decades, individuals battling addiction have faced a world mired in misconceptions and judgments, preventing their voices from being heard and their stories from being shared. Recognizing the need for a transformative change in public perception, the Recovery Communities of North Carolina (RCNC) has organized a groundbreaking Stigma Reduction and Recovery Message Training scheduled for January 31st at 10:00 AM.

Self-defeating thoughts can come when we least expect them and tear down our self-esteem and break our spirits. So how can we stand up to them and choose joy instead? Check out these 5 ways!

The art of meeting new people, and establishing new relationships, is a genuine skill. And, you don’t even have to be a social butterfly to master it!

Fortunately, recent studies have shown that volunteering with people (or a cause you care about) can actually mitigate depression and anxiety issues.

Positivity is key to creating an altruistic lifestyle in the New Year. If you want to start 2024 off on a high note, check out these tips for living a positive life this year.

If you’re ready for fun and flurries this winter season, check out some of these great winter wonderland adventures to try with your family.

We’ve compiled a list just for you on last minute gift ideas that give back. Try some of these out to celebrate the holidays more altruistically this year.

Do you want more opportunities to give to your community? We’ve compiled a list of holiday fundraiser ideas to get involved in yourself or with other altruistic causes.

As we dive into the season of giving this month, let’s explore how the very action of giving can lead to a more altruistic life, improve our mood and even makes us happy.

Singing with others has numerous health benefits for your body and mind. Here are a few ways to be healthier and happier with music in your life.

Gratitude is about more than taking a second to say “Thanks.” Gratitude shows true appreciation. This Thanksgiving, we have some ideas for how you can give gratitude.

On November 25th, support your local businesses and discover hidden gems in your town.

Join us for a fantastic evening at the Chavis Memorial Park Community Center in Raleigh, NC. Admission is only $5.
Put on your dancing shoes and come celebrate the holiday season with us. Let's create lasting memories together. See you there! Click on the read more button to view more details.

This month looks at the world through the eyes of a child, so today we look at how you can recognize National Child Safety and Protection Month, and keep the children in your life safe.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are lots of ways to help out this Halloween. Here are some top tricks to make Halloween a treat for everyone.

You're invited to join us for a Halloween-themed movie night filled with chills, thrills, and unforgettable fun as we celebrate recovery in style! Date: Monday Time: 6:00 PM. We'll be screening the hair-raising and thought-provoking movie "Get Out" to set the perfect Halloween mood. Buckle up for an eerie and exhilarating journey! Costume Contest: Show off your most creative Halloween costumes inspired by the movie, and you could win fantastic prizes! There are awards for the top two spooktacular outfits. This is your opportunity to connect, share your recovery stories, and strengthen the bonds that make recovery a journey filled with hope and support.

Make October about more than just pumpkin spice lattes and costumes. Check out some of these ideas on how you can give back this month.

If you’re looking to celebrate this multicolor season in style with your family, check out these fun fall adventures you need to go on this year.

Dogs are the best, and this month you can celebrate them even more, because October is National Adopt a Shelter Dog Month!

Recovery is a journey of transformation and rediscovery, an opportunity to reclaim your life and build a future that's in harmony with your true self. At the heart of this transformative journey lies the practice of self-care, an essential and personalized approach to fostering wellness. #RecoverySupport and self-care are not one-size-fits-all; rather, they're tailored to fit your needs, preferences, and unique path to recovery. As we celebrate #RecoveryMonth, let's delve into the realm of self-care and explore how it can be a guiding light on this road to redemption.

Join us for the 11th ANNUAL CAPITAL AREA RALLY FOR Recovery from 11 AM - 2 PM on SEPT. 30, 2023, at Mordecai Historical Park1 Mimosa St. Raleigh, NC 27604. This event will feature Resource Tables, DJ, Free t-shirts, Games, Speakers, a Recovery Walk, Ping Pong, Free Raffle Prizes, Johnny's Pizza, and Zumba!

While quotes might not directly stimulate our own lives, they play a significant role in encouraging a positive lifestyle. So go ahead, discover inspiration.

When it comes to living an altruistic lifestyle, compassion for others doesn’t have to stop with humans.

As we gear up to honor Recovery Month, mark your calendars for an unforgettable day of empowerment, connection, and fun. This year's rally promises to be bigger and better than ever, featuring various activities to inspire, entertain, and uplift attendees. So, let's dive into the details and get ready to come together on September 30, 2023, from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the historic Mordecai Historical Park in North Carolina.

With the arrival of September, a season of renewal and change is upon us, bringing with it a significant event that resonates deeply with individuals on their journey to recovery - National Recovery Month. In this blog post, we delve into the history and significance of National Recovery Month for RCNC (Recovery Communities of North Carolina). RCNC is a peer-run recovery community organization that is vital in supporting and empowering North Carolinians in their quest for lasting recovery.

Coffee has been around for thousands of years, but it hasn’t been until recently that we’ve discovered just how many incredible benefits it actually has.

This back-to-school season, do more than simply prepare for a new school year—help those in need!

Summer can often feel too short, but with this list of potential activities, you’re sure to fill your days with activities that turn into fond memories.

When you have an efficient morning routine, you set an effective tone for the rest of the day. Here are five ways to establish a productive morning routine.

Setting goals is simple. We’ve all heard different phrases, acronyms and ways to properly set a goal for life. However, accomplishing goals can be a whole different task.

The month of July is full of great things: Independence Day, baseball and… hot dogs. In fact, July is recognized as National Hot Dog Month. That’s right, the little sausage has an entire month dedicated to its celebration.

Planning an Independence Day party shouldn’t have to be stressful. We’ve compiled a list of everything you need—from food to activities—to throw a bash your friends and family will rave about.

Whether they’re familial, romantic or platonic, relationships are vital to beneficial and stable lives. So how can we learn to build positive and enriching relationships? Take a look at these top eight tips for some ideas. 

This summer, take some time to enjoy a vacation. Whether it’s three days or three weeks, at home or across the world, throw yourself into the moment and use it as an opportunity to relax, regrow and reconnect with your loved ones.

This Father’s Day, give Dad the best gift: a caring, compassionate life. See how you can support others around you and give back this Sunday.

How can you and your family celebrate June? By trying out some of these easy and delicious options to celebrate National Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Month.

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country’s armed forces—specifically those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

If you try to live altruistically, then combating your own loneliness can play a vital role in how you serve others. Here’s how to overcome loneliness in everyday life.

Teenagers are our future; by building them up and encouraging them—even if they’re not our own children—we can create a better future for generations to come.

If you strive to live an altruistic lifestyle, there are plenty of gifts you can give your loved one on Mother’s Day that also give back to others in the community.

While it might seem simple to say talents can help others, actually identifying your talents and putting them to good use can be a little bit more difficult.

Paying it forward is a way to spread goodness into the world. If you want to get involved this International Pay It Forward Day, check out these ways to pay it forward.

Turns out, even the smallest steps can have an impact. This Earth Day, consider your ecological footprint and enact these seven green ways to embrace today.

If you want to live a more altruistic life, but aren’t sure where to start, then you’ve come to the right place. Here’s how to find a cause you care about.

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