I just found out that there is a live stream available on, where else, YouTube (of course) to those individuals who still wish to attend AA meetings on a daily basis. Well now, you theoretically still can! Just like how most schools in the country are managing with their "distance learning," well we folks in … Continue reading SPECIAL: Distance fellowship, if you need it!
WASHINGTON — The fumbled response to the first coronavirus case potentially contracted within a U.S. community, in California, shows how health professionals on the front lines can be quickly overmatched by the stealthy disease. And the prospect of more widespread outbreaks could put major stress on state and local health departments that are underfunded and … Continue reading MEDIA: Coronavirus PANdemic vs. opioid EPIdemic?
Check out this very eye-opening, inspiring piece posted on The Hill It features advocate Jim Carroll, and he's loaded with some very wise ideas... I think we could all learn a thing or two from the man!
Check out the online version of my article in the nation's VERY FIRST recovery magazine produced by folks IN RECOVERY! I love the idea and general inspiration by this project, and when I was asked to write something up for it earlier in the year, I just leaped at the chance. It came out very … Continue reading MEDIA: This Recovery Life
A brand new part of my job as a peer coach is to work alongside a real-deal employment specialist, and I'm super excited about it. This will only bolster the services that patients will be receiving in the way of various guidance that can be applied to their own lives. Her name is Emma Young … Continue reading PODCAST: Sitting down with employment specialist Emma Young
As America’s opioid epidemic continues to impact communities large and small, new trends are raising new challenges for doctors and policymakers. While opioid-related overdose remains a top concern, the epidemic is now driven by illicitly manufactured fentanyl, heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine. In 2017, more than 70,000 people died from drug-related overdoses, according to the U.S. … Continue reading MEDIA: Confronting the Opioids Epidemic in Our Communities
NOTE FROM LOU: Here is another drafting of part of the magazine article I wrote for this month's issue of Journey magazine that didn't make it to print. I understand completely that magazines only have so much space for content, and they do have to be conscious of their advertisers. Thankfully, I'm able to share … Continue reading ENTRY: Forwardness Forever (Rest of the ‘Journey’ article)
What is it? Sandtray Therapy: A Practical Manual, written by Linda E. Homeyer and Daniel S. Sweeney, define Sandtray as, “An expressive and projective mode of psychotherapy involving unfolding and processing of intra-and interpersonal issues through the use of specific sandtray materials as a nonverbal medium of communication, led by the client(s) and facilitated by … Continue reading FO’REAL!?!: What is Sandtray Therapy?
Despite the acoustic tune being released approximately 25 years ago, I think "Little Sister" is artfully realistic. Even the way she frantically picks out the melody and sings those endearing words denotes sensitivity towards addiction. Plus, it has always been one of my many absolute favorites on this classic record. In fact, Jewel's debut album … Continue reading MEDIA: Little Sister, by singer-songwriter Jewel