5 Smartphone Apps to Boost Your Recovery

5 Smartphone Apps to Boost Your Recovery

One of the most important elements of a successful recovery is knowing that help is within reach. Thanks to technology, recovering addicts have more resources available than ever before. Smartphone apps are especially beneficial because they...

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Humility is the Answer

It’s been over 10 years since I started my career in the mental health and substance use field. There have been many changes such as the opioid epidemic (Although I had been in my own opioid epidemic throughout the entire 90’s and early 2000’s)...

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5 Ways to Show Compassion to Addicts

5 Ways to Show Compassion to Addicts

Substance abuse carries a stigma. On social media and news articles, we see images, videos and comments that make addiction feel like a character flaw or moral wrongdoing. While it’s safe to say that we have made progress in the way substance...

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Do You Believe In Miracles?

Do you believe in miracles? By: Tony Bratko, MSC, LPC, LISAC I do. I know that in my struggles with over 30 years of addiction to opiates, cocaine, alcohol and marijuana, I was unable to stop using drugs even though I knew they were killing me...

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