Category: Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Blog, Mental Health

SAD In The Summertime

July 20th, 2016

There’s something about summertime that often drives some extra excitement. Just as an example, take a look at some of the songs written, played and remembered about summer:   “Summertime and the living is easy…” – Sublime, Doin’ Time “Summer, summer, summer time…” – Will Smith & DJ Jazzy Jeff, Summertime “Summer loving, having a blast…” – John Travolta &… more

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Addiction Recovery: Finding Self Forgiveness

July 18th, 2016

You’ve probably heard a lot about forgiveness when it comes to recovering from drug and alcohol addiction. Forgiving others – especially when there has been a negative history or even trauma – can take a lot of effort to work through. Even with that being said, for those who have struggled with drug and alcohol addiction forgiving themselves can be… more

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How Becoming Vulnerable In Addiction Recovery Changes Everything

July 13th, 2016

One of the biggest points of feedback we hear from our graduates, reflecting on their time at our campuses surrounds their first few days or first week in treatment:   “I was so nervous my first week, but something shifted and I am so grateful I stayed.”   “The first few days were really hard, but it was the best… more

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How Shame Feeds Addiction

June 20th, 2016

It’s a feeling that most of us at one point or another has experienced: Shame. Shame is an isolating, debilitating emotion that causes us feelings self-doubt and unworthiness.   While almost everyone experiences these feelings at one point or another – some of us aren’t able to escape it. For those in active addiction, shame isn’t just a one time… more

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Former Federal Prosecutor Shares Story of Hope & Redemption

March 21st, 2016

Andrew McKenna Shares Story of Hope and Redemption Former Federal Prosecutor Breaks Silence After Nearly 6 Years in Prison   ALBANY, New York (March 21, 2016) – What force can drive someone with a successful career in criminal justice, a wife and three children, and a seemingly perfect life to leading a double life of robbing banks and eventually withdrawals… more

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John’s Story: Hope in the Face of a Drug Epidemic

March 11th, 2016

Our country is experiencing a drug epidemic.  100 people die a day from drug overdoses.  Heroin is taking out entire cities. People are becoming hopelessly addicted to painkillers.  Meth labs are everywhere. But all’s not lost. There is hope. There is healing. Today we are sharing with you a story of one of our friends and new coworker, and a… more

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STATE OF AFFAIRS: Behavioral Health Loan Repayment Program Launched in North Dakota

March 10th, 2016

  BISMARCK, N.D. (March 10, 2016) – Home to the exact geographical center of North America, the state of North Dakota is also center to a new program aimed at giving more people access to education in behavioral healthcare. Students in addiction treatment will receive relief of their loan payback for up to five years.   The state’s Legislature provided… more

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