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July 27, 2020

Ever Say to Yourself, “I’ll Get Sober on Monday?”

It’s easy to say that you are ready to change, and so tempting to make your quit date tomorrow. Even better is to push your quit date until after the weekend – after the bender. You tell yourself you will use this one last time. And since it’s going to be the last time, then you should really get the most out of it. You promise yourself that this is it – the last time.
July 17, 2020

Advocating for Clients to Receive Substance Abuse Treatment instead of Jail Time

Overdose is the ultimate price that an addict may pay, but it is certainly not the only consequence of substance abuse. The staggering rates of overdose indicate a growing population of individuals who will potentially incur legal charges as a result of their addiction. Common charges related directly to drug or alcohol use include DUIs or drunk in public charges. It is important to remember that addiction affects entire family systems. Often the legal concerns that an addict will face is in relation to those family systems; such as divorce litigation or child custody battles.
June 4, 2020

Clinician Spotlight: Vicki Fedor

I remember the first time I heard someone introduce themselves as a “grateful recovering alcoholic” at an AA meeting. I thought to myself, “What are you, nuts? How can you be grateful to be an alcoholic? What a terrible fate this is! I’ll never be grateful for this!”
May 22, 2020

Clinician Spotlight: Bryon Powell

I’m looking forward to the day that we’ll be back to our normal residential treatment model, but in the meantime, we’re committed to doing everything we can to be available to our current and prospective clients.
May 5, 2019

May is Mental Health Month

More than 43 million adults in America and one in 25 young people suffer from a mental health disorder every year. The challenges they face range […]
November 6, 2018

Maintaining, Healing and Even Thriving in Early Recovery PART VI

Returning to the conversation: Today we are returning to our conversation about what the naturopathic perspective on healing, maintaining health, and thriving in early recovery. This […]
October 29, 2018

Sober, local fun during the holiday months| Winchester VA

When the holidays can seem boring, look again The holidays can be a challenging time for those in recovery. With festivities illuminating fun with drinking and […]
October 8, 2018

How Fentanyl Changes Your Brain

What, How, and Why Fentanyl ? There has been a lot of news coverage over the drug fentanyl and the chaos it has created in the […]