By Kathryn Millán, MA, LPC/MHSP The opioid crisis in America has become a regular topic in national news. Every day, more than 115 people die of an opioid overdose in the United States, and this crisis costs the US over $78 billion each year.1 A close look at the data shows what many Michigan residents…

By Cindy Coloma Tina jumped as her alarm went off. Everything seemed to startle her lately. She had already been awake for hours, suffering from flashbacks that haunted her night after night. She sat up. Her neck and shoulders ached from the tension she had been carrying since she was released from jail. On good…

By Alanna Hilbink You’re tired of the hold drugs and alcohol have over your life. You’re tired of how they make you think, feel and act. Or maybe you’re tired of watching them hurt someone you love. You think rehab might be the right choice, but you’re not sure. There are so many conflicting stories…

By Melissa Riddle Chalos When it comes to addiction in America, the issue is black and white. And Native American. And Latino. No one is exempt. Addiction plagues communities of every race and nationality. And yet, for minority communities — especially the African-American community — addiction is compounded by historical and institutional factors that make…

By Martha McLaughlin Originally developed to treat borderline personality disorder, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a psychotherapy approach that’s used for a variety of conditions now. It involves both individual therapy and skills training, generally conducted in a group setting. DBT focuses on balancing acceptance and change and teaching life-enhancement skills, with mindfulness as a…

On this episode of Recovery Unscripted, we hear from Dr. Eboni Webb, an internationally renowned trainer in Dialectical Behavior Therapy. In addition to developing two specialized DBT programs for clients with developmental disabilities and borderline-intellectual functioning, she has also opened a private practice offering diverse DBT specializations. She sat down with Foundations Chief Marketing Officer…

It has been said that life is lived forward and understood backward. So, if we want to understand how to cope with some of the things that most trouble us in life — and across the years — let us look back several thousand years. Let us look at scripture. In the book of Genesis,…

By Jim Woods Substance use and legal problems often go hand in hand. Maybe you’ve been caught driving while under the influence, or perhaps other poor choices, such as fighting or stealing, led to legal consequences. Whatever challenges you’re facing, know that you’re not alone. This article will encourage you and guide you through some…

By Christa Banister It’s barely the day after Christmas when the onslaught of red, white and pink is officially ushered in with aisles filled with flowers, heart-shaped candies and Hallmark’s latest sappy declarations of love. Before long, the commercials quickly follow suit with images of candlelit dinners, overpriced roses and elaborate proposals complete with the…