Addiction Blog

Stories: Trauma and Addiction

Stories: Trauma and Addiction

Long-term brain damage caused by drugs may never heal, but emotional healing is another story. For those in rehab, emotional healing is achievable, but it takes time and patience. Even after putting an end to my methamphetamine abuse, I still struggled for years with...

Living Recovery

Living Recovery

    **The following is an op-ed piece written by our live-in house manager of our lady’s program Candi Balabon which touches on her experience with living in recovery. Canid stands as a fine example of what the gifts of recovery can bring to people’s lives...

Recovery Movies: Our Top Ten Suggestions.

Recovery Movies: Our Top Ten Suggestions.

      Movies have the power to take us away to different places and to help us escape a sometimes-harsh reality. However films, like the art form they are, often time have the power to imitate life and to present a relatable message in humanistic...

3 Stigmas of Treatment: Dispelling The Rumors.

3 Stigmas of Treatment: Dispelling The Rumors.

In the past 8 to 10 years, approximately 20 million people sought treatment for substance abuse related issues. There was nearly a 25% increase over the end of the 1990’s. Simply put, more people are seeking treatment. It is this articles goal to examine 3 of these...

An Open Letter From Oregon Trail Recovery

As we enter 2018, I want to send this letter to our friends, colleagues, and community partners. It is my belief that the addiction treatment field will be revolutionized this year by those of us who do the “right thing for the right reason.” A lot of unethical...