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9/11 20 Years Later: Dealing with Grief

By Melissa Riddle Chalos Every year since the tragic events of 9/11, we pause to remember and mourn the unfathomable loss of life that we as a country sustained in those terrible days. An entire generation has been born in the 20 years that have passed, but grief does not… Read More

The Devastating Effects of Addiction

By Beau Black How does addiction affect you? Substance use disorder impacts all of us, directly or indirectly; the effects of addiction may be physical, relational, financial, or societal. The effects of addiction on those around us, like family, friends, and co-workers, are wide-ranging, but what about… Read More

Family Roles in Addiction and Their Impact on Recovery

By Wesley Gallagher Addiction and recovery are extremely personal experiences. If you’ve experienced either, you know how isolating they can be. No matter what outside forces affect you, ultimately, you are the one responsible for your actions.  However, we are relational beings, and we require the company and support of… Read More

The Importance of Community in Recovery

By Beau Black Substance use disorder affects us all, in a multitude of different ways. The impact goes beyond the addict and his or her family, extending into the community. In our society we may face significant costs as the result of addiction. These costs can come… Read More

How Does Dialectical Behavior Therapy Work in Treatment?

By Wesley Gallagher If you’re struggling with mental health or addiction issues, the best treatment program is one that will work for you and your specific struggles. Ideally, treatment should be catered to the individual and focused on the whole person, which means it will look different from… Read More

9 Ways Excessive Drinking Affects the Body

By Christa Banister Whether it’s beers during the big game or bottomless mimosas at brunch, there’s no shortage of occasions for alcohol to be enjoyed. But it can be hard to know how much is too much. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention… Read More

Addiction Denial: Could This Be You?

By Clint Fletcher As the worst of the pandemic subsides and we continue our slow return to normalcy, this could be a good time to self-reflect and ask ourselves some important questions. One of those could be whether or not you’ve been living in denial of any health issues that… Read More

Why Length of Stay Matters

By Anna McKenzie Does it really matter how long you stay at an addiction treatment facility? When you’re thinking about going to an alcohol or drug rehab program, you may wonder about how long it will take to start healing. You may also be concerned about the length of… Read More

Does Depression Make You Drink More?

By Beau Black Depression and alcohol use disorder are often connected conditions. Each can make the other worse, and one can trigger the other. Many who struggle with depression turn to alcohol to medicate their symptoms. But while alcohol may dull your senses in the short term, it ultimately… Read More