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Overshadowed By Opioids, Meth Is Back And Hospitalizations Surge

November 28, 2018

By Anna Gorman, Kaiser Health News The number of people hospitalized because of amphetamine use is skyrocketing in the United States, but the resurgence of the drug largely has been overshadowed … Read More

100 Art Therapy Exercises to Make Your Mind, Body and Spirit Sing.

November 14, 2018

Pablo Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” It’s no surprise, then, that many people around the world use art as a means … Read More

We Are Family: Loving a Person with Substance Use Disorder

October 22, 2018

How we got here Many of us know the feeling of anxiety that we get when we are concerned about a loved one’s substance use. That feeling of fear often … Read More

Trauma Drama – How to Handle the Next Crisis

September 24, 2018

We all have to deal with trauma at certain times in our lives. However, many of us are more sensitive to traumatic moments in our lives or in the lives … Read More

9 Ways Yoga Helped Me Recover From Addiction

September 5, 2018

The first time I ever practiced yoga was 2000. I had just returned from a trip to Santa Cruz where a dude in flowing peach robes had handed me some literature … Read More

Why You Should Start A Recovery Journal

July 5, 2018

Early recovery is often described as an emotional roller coaster ride. Elation and relief can quickly turn into anger or shame as feelings come flooding back after being masked by substances … Read More

When the Doctor Is In… Treatment: When Helpers Need Help

June 21, 2017

What happens when those who treat, support, heal, or educate need treatment, support, healing, and education of their own? This is a question that many professionals are negotiating when they … Read More

What’s grief got to do with it?

October 11, 2016

What does grief have to do with addiction? I would venture to say a lot more than most people think. Grief can be a huge relapse risk, especially when it … Read More

It Takes a Village: A community approach to dealing with alcoholism and addiction.

July 28, 2016

The disease of addiction has a far-reaching impact. From the acute effects on the alcoholic or addict and their family, to the rippling impact felt in the workplace, the community, … Read More

The Most Important Decision of Her Life

June 30, 2016

On January 18, 2013, Heather A. made the most difficult and important decision of her life; the decision to save her life. As December 2012 came to an end, Heather … Read More

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