Mixed News on Opioids

Mixed News on Opioids

Opioid overdoses are on the rise across the country according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  However, at the same time, more...

Auzzie Joys of Recovery

“Above everything, we alcoholics (and/or addicts) must be rid of this selfishness. We must, or it kills us! God makes this possible.”  (Alcoholics Anonymous...
introduction to drug and alcohol abuse recovery schools

Recovery Schools: An Introduction

In this hypothetical scenario, Jennifer was in the seventh grade when her parents divorced. Her mom didn’t handle it well, falling into alcohol abuse and multiple short-term relationships with men. Her dad had a new girlfriend. Jennifer felt abandoned by both parents.

Helping Teens Harness Their Passion

Just after high school, Mendi Baron, the son of a rabbi and the eldest of eleven children, went to live in Israel – the...
Up in Flames

Up in Flames

I used to think there would be no getting out of the vortex of my addiction. I waited for my life to stop or...

Coming Alive

On the morning of September 10, 2014, I awoke to my roommate knocking on my bedroom door. “You okay?” she called. I rumbled a...

Imagine Me and You, I Do

For a couple who met in the 1980s, it’s somewhat surprising that our song is the 1960s hit, So Happy Together by The Turtles....
Facing Friends Post-Rehab

Facing Friends Post-Rehab

There can be a sense of awkwardness that persists for many of us post-treatment.  We feel much better about ourselves and new outlook on...

A Family’s Road to Recovery

Never in my life did I expect to be working in the substance abuse industry. I grew up in the Midwest in an upper...


I met Jonathan after being moved from a holding cell into the back of the jail and assigned to a bunk. It was a...

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