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Harm Reduction and the 12 Steps

May 4, 2020 4:42 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

I am a person in recovery from addiction to anything that numbed my soul. I am a person….who has made a choice to be a harm reductionist. I found the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous four years ago. My belief


Music & Recovery

April 2, 2020 6:38 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

           “One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain,” – Bob Marley

 

Humans are fascinating creatures.

 

Eons ago, progenitors of the human race crawled out of the sea and shook their skinny fists towards the


Needle Exchange Programs Save Lives!

April 2, 2020 6:11 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

 

National Public Radio (NPR) recently published an article on February 16th, revisiting rural areas impacted by Indiana’s HIV outbreak after five years due to the sharing of used needles. Sadly, not much has changed since that time, and fewer


Peer Support, What’s that?

February 1, 2020 11:10 pm Published by 2 Comments

 

 

Peer support can be defined as the process of giving and receiving nonprofessional, nonclinical assistance from individuals with lived experience to achieve long-term recovery from mental health or substance use disorders. Through shared understanding, respect, and mutual empowerment, …


DEALING WITH LOSS – ONE DAY AT A TIME

January 31, 2020 6:25 pm Published by 3 Comments

 

 

Since losing my son, Alex “Lali” Laliberte, over 11 years ago as a result of an accidental polysubstance overdose, I’ve pondered the thought, “Would I consider myself knowledgeable in grief and loss?”, probably. I’ve