Alex’s Story of Recovery – The Journey My name is Alex. Here is my story of recovery. I am in long term recovery. Meaning, I have not had a drink or used any mind altering substance since January 10th 2010. I began to drink at the age of 17. My goal in life at that [&

LGBTQIA+ and mental health Mental health and overall healthcare can be a problem for any population. A group highly affected is the LGBTQIA+ community. Research shows that prejudice and biases presented in the general population can result in negative mental health outcomes for m

How can we reduce stigma? There is a growing amount of conversation about how to reduce stigma and why it’s important when it comes to both substance use and mental health conditions. The biggest misconceptions about substance use disorders are that they are a choice or a chara

How are trauma and substance use connected? There is an incredibly strong link between trauma and substance use. Children who experience trauma are five times more likely to misuse substances, in particular alcohol. Additionally almost two-thirds of people with substance use diso

How to Help Your Teen with Stress Even with summer break is upon us, many of our young community members still experience stress on a daily basis. Do you know how to help your teen with stress? It can be a sensitive topic of conversation and there can also be multiple causes. Add

How did Juneteenth begin? Juneteenth began in Galveston, Texas in 1865 when federal troops took control of the state to ensure freedom for those held in slavery. Although the Emancipation Proclamation was signed over two years prior, it didn’t instantly free those enslaved and

Monique’s Introduction to Her Recovery Journey My name is Monique and I am a recovering addict as well as an alcoholic. I am over weight from all of the booze and messed up metabolism from methamphetamine and opiates. Not only do I suffer from the “pick & pox̶

Do you want tips for seasonal allergies? Do you experience the discomfort of seasonal allergies? So many of us ache for the sunshine and warm weather but loathe the itchy eyes, runny nose and sneezing that comes with it in the late spring, early summer. So many allergy medication

An Inspiring Story of Recovery Damian Henry is grateful to be alive and shares his story of recovery to help inspire others! Not so long ago, Damian’s life was hanging in the balance. After a life of misusing alcohol, Damian was just one step away from the need for a liver tran

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