Imagining Life Without My Daughter Pushed Me to the Edge

Lisa’s mom, Jane, was at the end of her rope. For the third time in eight weeks, she had to go pick up her drunk daughter. Jane was exhausted and she certainly wasn’t looking forward to seeing Lisa go through the detox process again. She wanted to be kind and compassionate, but those emotions seemed…

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Waiting for Treatment in Tennessee: The Doctor Will See You Soon

It’s tragic. People are reaching out for help…and there’s no one there. As a nation, we’re experiencing a severe shortage of treatment options for those struggling with substance abuse. The National Council for Behavioral Health reported shortages of behavioral health professionals in over three-fourths of the counties across the U.S. One Harvard University study found…

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    Lisa’s mom, Jane, was at the end of her rope. For the third time in eight weeks, she had to go pick up her drunk daughter. Jane was exhausted and she certainly wasn’t looking forward to seeing Lisa go through the detox process again. She wanted to be kind and compassionate, but those emotions seemed…

  • Waiting for Treatment in Tennessee: The Doctor Will See You Soon

    It’s tragic. People are reaching out for help…and there’s no one there. As a nation, we’re experiencing a severe shortage of treatment options for those struggling with substance abuse. The National Council for Behavioral Health reported shortages of behavioral health professionals in over three-fourths of the counties across the U.S. One Harvard University study found…

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    Seventy-seven percent of counties across the country are currently suffering from severe shortages of behavioral health professionals. By 2025, the expected demand for treatment will create a shortage of over 15,000 workers. The lack of experts in therapeutic professions is hurting those who desperately need the support. A recent Harvard University study found just 17…

  • Inmates Receive Federal Funding to Re-enter Society Sober

    After years in prison, freedom is just around the corner. Tom served his time and will rejoin society soon. But what are his options? With no job and no money, Tom’s likely to return to his previous lifestyle. He’ll be surrounded by triggers and find it extremely difficult to stay clean. In fact, his odds…

  • Does Drinking Every Day Make Me an Alcoholic?

    Every evening when you get home from work, you drink a glass of wine. Throughout the day, you look forward to this evening ritual. Although, tonight, as you swallow that first sip, you suddenly realize something. You’ve been drinking every day for as long as you can remember. With that realization,a little voice in your…

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