RecoveryBlog

RecoveryBlog: A Blog for Recovery Advocates!

Our recovery advocacy blog is produced by individuals in recovery!  Here you will find commentary and personal discussions on different aspects of addiction recovery and advocacy.

Mama’s in Recovery: Alannah’s Story

June 13, 2019

Meet Alannah, our November “Mama’s in Recovery” feature story.  Alannah took the time to sit down with Faces & Voices of Recovery to share a bit of her recovery journey. Alannah Gout is the mother...

A Rendezvous with Hope

June 12, 2019

Original Blog Date:  May 30, 2014 Vern Johnson then came along and convinced us we could raise the bottom through a process he called intervention.  Staging such interventions within families and the workplace was something of...

In Others’ Words

June 12, 2019

In previous blogs I have suggested that when I’m at a loss for words— doesn’t happen often— I use the words of others. The act of messaging is quite satisfying. I am reading a book by friend and mentor, Johnny...

Relax and Recognize Stress Awareness Month

June 12, 2019

Whether it’s positive or negative, stress has a profound way of seeping into our lives. While a little bit of stress might not make a huge impact, constant stress over a long period of time...

Research Opportunity Alcohol Use Disorder

June 12, 2019

Introduction. National surveys have given us with valuable information about rates of alcohol and other drug use, abuse and dependence. Much of what we know about addiction, however, has come from information obtained from men...

CHAOS, ADDICTION RECOVERY, AND THE POWER OF SYNERGY

June 12, 2019

“What’s the point of a spark of light if it stands alone? The key is, and will always be, synergy.” ― Suzy Kassem People seeking help for the resolution of alcohol and other drug (AOD)...

Father’s Day Gift Ideas That Give Back

June 10, 2019

It’s that time of year again. With the summer sun beating down and the fresh scent of aftershave in the air, Father’s Day is right around the corner. This weekend, we celebrate the men in...

Celebrating World Bicycle Day

June 3, 2019

Happy World Bicycle Day! This year, we celebrate the first annual World Bicycle Day. Just last year in April of 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared the third day of June as a day...

Great Ways to Give Back on Memorial Day

May 27, 2019

Like many Americans over Memorial Day, you might plan on spending this weekend grilling out with family, relaxing by the lake or going on a quick trip to the mountains. Memorial Day is well-known as...

5 Health Benefits of Playing Music

May 20, 2019

The Greek philosopher Plato once said, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Thousands of years later, and these words still ring true....