I love my job; as a peer recovery coach, I get to talk to and help some amazing patients. Another part of the job that I love, though, is my fellow staff members. One of the most knowledgeable, helpful, and truly inspired individuals with whom I get to work each day is Erik Giguere. He … Continue reading PODCAST: The holistic approach to addiction w/ reiki master Erik Giguere, RN (Part 1)
And without further ado, here it is, my interview with tribal member and advocate Athena Lamson of the Penobscot Nation!
CBD Gummy Recipe: You don’t have to be a master chef to make these CBD gummies. You just need to mix all the ingredients together, stir, and pour into a silicone mold for them to set. The hardest part of the whole process is measuring out how much CBD you want each gummy to contain, which isn’t … Continue reading SHARED: CBD-Infused Recipes to Try — RJ Plant
Stop here and indulge me for just a moment, and consider that, will you? What if you had a magic pen and EVERYTHING you wrote with it CAME TRUE! Would you want a pen like that? What would you write? What would your to-do list look like? What dreams would you want to come true? … Continue reading SHARED: Purple Mindfulness — Juli Ocean
Yesterday was tough. I went to an AA meeting last night, but that was a last-minute decision. I typically go to the only meeting that my hometown hosts on Friday evenings because it’s nearby and the people there are generally very kind and welcoming. So, I was planning on attending this meeting, known as “The Outreach … Continue reading ENTRY: My perpetual disdain for cross-talking at AA
Being in recovery myself, I tend to notice certain behaviors of the folks seeking recovery themselves as they proceed through the intake process at work. In case you weren’t already aware, I work as a peer recovery coach at a treatment center specializing in MAT therapy (we offer both methadone and Suboxone) and mental health … Continue reading ENTRY: Patients inflate use history to ensure treatment
Methamphetamine, an illegal drug that sends the body into overdrive, is surging through the United States. Federal drug data provided exclusively to NPR show seizures of meth by authorities have spiked, rising 142% between 2017 and 2018. "Seizures indicate increasing trafficking in these drugs," says John Eadie, public health coordinator for the federal government's National … Continue reading MEDIA: Seizures of Meth, Coke, Other Stimulants Surging in US – NPR
Over the last several months, volunteers for the ACLU’s Rights for All campaign have been fanning out across the first four primary states asking all of the 2020 presidential candidates a straightforward question: Will you commit to cutting the nations’ prison and jail population in half? That question has never been more urgent, with the United States incarcerating more people … Continue reading ACLU: How to Slash the Incarceration Rate in Half