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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

All Aboard the Stigma Crusher

March 1, 2020 2:54 pm Published by Leave your thoughts





You guys, its finally happened! The northern suburbs have a mobile harm reduction unit!! I feel crazy privileged to be the one driving the ship. Never in a million years did I think this is where …

I Believe in Heavenly Signs

February 24, 2020 2:44 pm Published by 1 Comment


I believe in heavenly signs. On March 5th, 2019 my handsome, creative, sweet, and brilliant son, Anders Meisenheimer, lost his battle with addiction.  As the parent of an addict, you think you “somewhat” prepare yourself for this …

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, …


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

Please, be good humans!

January 24, 2020 7:57 pm Published by 3 Comments


Imagine this scenario: You have an illness, you go to your doctor, and the two of you together decide the best course of treatment, which may include medication. You feel relieved to have a plan, see a way out …

Where’s MY Casserole??

January 6, 2020 2:40 pm Published by 2 Comments


My name is Laura, and I’m a survivor of many things, including incest, domestic violence, rape, mental illness, and cancer. Throughout my life, I have thrived through and with my traumas. I have felt tremendous support during all of …

A Mother’s Love: Sally’s Story

November 16, 2019 2:25 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

My son, Cole, began experimenting with drugs in his very early teens. What started as a pure curiosity to feel a buzz after drinking a beer or smoking marijuana broadened into the use of a long list of drugs. None …