Addiction Blog

Harm Reduction

Harm Reduction

In the realm of addiction recovery programs, there has been a lot of talk concerning harm reduction. Specifically, when it relates to opiate addicts and other intravenous drug users. Essentially, harm reduction is strategic methods, set in place to properly educate...

Let The Journey Begin

Let The Journey Begin

Let the journey begin. Uncertain of who I was as an individual, attempting to be who others wanted me to be, drugs and alcohol gave me “courage” to “fit in.” I sought approval and validation from anyone who would give it. Living most of my life in a small town I found...

My Journey With Oregon Trail Recovery

My Journey With Oregon Trail Recovery

My journey with Oregon Trail Recovery got off to a bumpy start. Needless to say, I wasn't very receptive to what they were trying to teach me. I was a completely different person when I first arrived here, a fact that still so often amazes me. I wasn't really...

Asking For Help

Asking For Help

I come from a blue-collar ruffian background from the mid-west with no shortage of pride and ego. As a result, I never understood that obstacles couldn't be overcome through willpower alone. I thought only a weak-minded person would be asking for help. Men didn't...

Non-Violent Communication

Non-Violent Communication

Nonviolent communication is the language of compassion. The man that developed it is Marshall Rosenberg Ph.D. Here at OTR we are teaching our clients this model. It is sometimes met with resistance, in most cases, because they’re not use to getting their needs met,...