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Addiction’s Impact on You

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, societal. The effects of addiction on those around us like family, friends, and co-workers are wide-ranging, but what about its… Read More

Family Roles in Addiction and Impact on Recovery

By Wesley Gallagher In addition to establishing healthy habits as an individual, every person in recovery needs to learn how to have healthy relationships with family members and other loved ones.  If addiction thrives in isolation, recovery thrives in community, and whether it’s our family of origin or the… 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

National Recovery Month: Recovery Is for Everyone

By Anna McKenzie What Is the Goal of National Recovery Month? National Recovery Month is as much about celebrating individuals in recovery as it is about generating awareness of the need for addiction and mental health treatment.  The opioid epidemic is one example of how addiction has significantly affected… Read More

5 Ways to Practice Self-Forgiveness in Recovery

By Wesley Gallagher Forgiveness is a powerful act. If you’ve ever been forgiven for something you did that hurt someone, you know just how effective forgiveness can be. And if you’ve ever been deeply hurt by someone, you also know how hard it can be to extend forgiveness. But… Read More

Marking Recovery Month 2020 at The Meadows

For more than three decades, we’ve been celebrating Recovery Month, an important national observance introduced by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). All these years later, the goal is the same: increasing awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders while… Read More

Facing Family Togetherness

By Jessica Smith, BSN, RN As the holiday season approaches, I am reminded of the oft-quoted line in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Holidays have a way of bringing out both the best and worst in people. We… Read More

Practicing the Pause

By Aleah Johnson, The Meadows Alumni Coordinator Have you ever jumped to conclusions, made brash decisions, dove into problem-mode solving mode instead of actively listening, or spoken too soon? I am guilty of all! Read More

Get Connected Toolkit

The Get Connected Toolkit results from a public-private partnership between the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the National Council on Aging (NCOA). The organizations met with older adult consumers and health and aging services providers to gather information on how best to engage the aging services network in addressing older adults' alcohol and medication misuse and mental health needs. Read More