Shepherding the Shepherds: Addiction in The Faith Community

Shepherding the Shepherds: Addiction in The Faith Community

“Lead us not into temptation…” Clergy, including priests, pastors, ministers, and rabbis, are just as human as everyone else. They are just as prone to process addiction, substance use or mental illness. As community leaders, the clergy explores the challenges facing...
Opioid Overdose: A Prime Time Problem

Opioid Overdose: A Prime Time Problem

The Conners Spotlights the Opioid Overdose Crisis It started last season when the topic of opioid addiction took center stage on the hit show, Roseanne. In typical Roseanne Barr fashion, the show’s matriarchal character faces a controversial topic head-on after a...
Maintaining Sobriety While Away at College

Maintaining Sobriety While Away at College

Sobriety in Dorm or Greek Life Managing your daily school schedule, study time, work, exercise, friends, the picky RA, money and some sleep can be a doozy! The popular narrative is that college is filled with a lot of partying and little studying. If you are a...
Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

Healing the Herd Through Equine Therapy

How Equine Therapy Increases Self-Compassion and Self-Awareness Self-compassion and self-awareness are improved through equine therapy because both horses and humans are based in the herd instinct (tribe, band, family, etc). Without the herd, isolation is fatal. The...
October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

October is Substance Abuse Prevention Month

Addiction Affects Us All On September 28, 2018, the President declared October  “National Substance Abuse Prevention Month.” This comes a year after the White House declared a nationwide Public Health Emergency. Earlier this year, The Crisis Next Door blog was...
Alaska: Lessons in Recovery

Alaska: Lessons in Recovery

Heading North to Alaska I relate to what Queen Elizabeth II wrote: “…we sometimes think the world’s problems are so big that we can do little to help. On our own, we cannot end wars or wipe out injustice, but the cumulative impact of thousands of small acts of...
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