College students are heading to campus in just a few short weeks, and many will be living away from home for the first time. This newfound freedom can be exciting yet anxiety-inducing for both parents and students.
The pressures of… Continue reading
Summertime in the Midwest is perhaps the most difficult season to maintain recovery; our party-hard culture is evident in so many of the signature summer activities for which our region is known: tailgates, hitting any of our beautiful beaches, cookouts… Continue reading
We’ve (unfortunately) been hearing lots in the news lately about the opiate epidemic and the lives it continues to claim day in and day out. In fact, the Milwaukee Business Journal just reported a stunning 869% increase in heroin-related overdose… Continue reading
‘It works if you work it.’ This is a common mantra frequently heard in the recovery world, but what does it really mean? What does it mean in the context of addiction treatment? How can someone in treatment… Continue reading
We’re now amidst March Madness and we’ll soon be ushering in the baseball season. For many, drinking beer and sporting events go hand-in-hand. But when talking recently with someone who’s been vending beer at professional sporting events in Chicago for… Continue reading
Recently, I went to an occasional weeknight ‘pizza party’ at my grandparents’ house. Being part of a large family with about two dozen cousins, our conversation frequently includes updates on any number of them. After entertaining ourselves with the latest… Continue reading
It’s a mistake a lot of us – and our families – make the first time through treatment. We expect we’ll be miraculously healed after 30 days of intensive inpatient treatment. This is a huge disservice – not to mention… Continue reading
So you’ve made the decision to go to rehab. Congratulations! According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, walking through the doors of a treatment program earns you a spot in the elite 10% of Americans who… Continue reading
It never ceases to amaze me how many myths about addiction continue to plague our society. These misunderstandings can be harmful not only to those people who are struggling with alcohol or drug addiction, but also to the friends and… Continue reading
If you were to ask me what’s a key to addiction recovery, at the top of my list would be self-love. It’s really hard to stay sober without believing in and feeling good about ourselves.
And that’s the Catch… Continue reading