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May 16, 2016

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 […]
May 9, 2016

Sushi Session – Creativity with Food

The possibilities for creativity with food are endless. Here are some pictures from our last cooking class. We made sushi. Creating something this elaborate can be […]
May 2, 2016

Alcohol Awareness: Some Tips for Parents and Families about Underage Drinking

As April draws to a close, so does Alcohol Awareness Month which, since 1987, has been sponsored by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence […]
April 29, 2016

Establishing New Habits in Recovery: The Paper Clip Strategy (Pt. 2)

Read: Establishing New Habits in Recovery: The Paper Clip Strategy (Pt. 1) Tips to Implement the Paper Clip Strategy Get a standard box of paper clips and […]
April 28, 2016

Establishing New Habits in Recovery: The Paper Clip Strategy (Pt. 1)

Habits can be hard to break, and that can be a good thing…if they’re the right kinds of habits. Good habits can be affirming and set a […]
April 27, 2016

Virtual Reality ‘Heroin Cave’: A New High-tech Tool to help Addicts Kick?

For many, the idea of virtual reality conjures up images of computer games or other “frivolous” pursuits. But the technology that recreates detailed and highly realistic images […]
April 25, 2016

Alcohol and Energy Drinks: Revisiting a Dangerous Combination

While premixed Caffeinated Alcoholic Beverages (CABs) like Torque, Four Loko, Joose, and Sparks have either been removed from shelves in the U.S. or have changed their formulas […]
April 20, 2016

Troubling Shortage of Addiction Counselors Highlighted by New Demands on System (Part 2)

Catch up with Part 1 A Low Pay, High Stress Gig As individuals in the treatment community well know, counseling positions can be incredibly rewarding – […]