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  • New program in Wenham offers alternative to addiction treatment
    New program in Wenham offers alternative to addiction treatment
    A new addiction recovery program has opened quietly in one of the smaller north shore communities and only recently has received some notice from the local citizens. Cross Keys Retreat is a residential program in Wenham, Massachusetts that offers...
  • What is sobriety?
    What is sobriety?
    “I’m sorta sober”, “I’m almost sober”, “I’ve been sober from cocaine for 8 months, I just smoke weed now”.All three of these comments, and the many others like them uttered daily by people...
  • Fr. Emmerich Vogt, O.P.
    Spiritual healing for the cyber-powered family
    Next week St. Joseph Marello Catholic Church in Granite Bay launches its first parish mission with Father Emmerich Vogt O.P, founder of 12-Step-Review (a publication of the Western Dominican Province), who will be teaching the principles of...
  • 30,000 people commit suicide in the United States each year while 750,000 people will attempt it.
    The Suicide Epidemic: How can we protect our children?
    In light of the nation’s tragic loss of beloved actor and comedian, Robin Williams a little over a month ago, many hearts are still heavy as we remember his movies, his comedy, and the warm and genuine nature that so many have associated...
  • E-cigarettes OK or Not
    Just when smoking is down we have E-ciggys
    We are a nation of addicts. Can I safely say that? Just when cigarets smoking is down, just when all the efforts of the past years influenced many to stop smoking, encouraged those who did, allowed others to cut down with the hope to stop---the E...
  • opioid addiction
    Drug return program expands coverage to opioid pills
    The local prescription drug return program will now cover the disposal of prescription opioid painkillers which are increasingly being linked to thousands of drug-related deaths, the Attorney General announced Monday, according to USA Today.The...
  • Benzoes cause more anxiety over long term
    Benzoes cause more anxiety over long term
    The class of drugs known as Benzodiazepines are very effective for the treatment of anxiety, However, they were never intended for long-term use. Those of us in the treatment field regularly see people who have multi-year prescriptions for drugs...
  • Remembering Robin Williams
    In Memory of Robin Williams
    We can still love and adore Robin Williams, while faulting him for denying one harsh truth. That is, he faced mental illness in the form of depression and, likely, bipolar disorder. Had Robin Williams been honest with himself and others about this...
  • Alone and waiting
    Inside look at the depression of an addict
    Depression produces a place that is dark, lonely, and hopeless for the people who experience it. Depression is a disease. Many suffer various stages of it. Many do not get through it and die. Note: All names are changed per request of those...
  • Drinking and driving
    North Carolina parents blamed for teen's tragic death from vehicle crash
    A North Carolina couple and their teenage child face charges for allegedly providing an alcohol to a teen, moments before he died from a terrible car crash, a report on WRAL.com said.Authorities said Jonathan Gregory Taylor, 18, was served alcohol...
  • 'The Country Girl': Georgie Finds The Bottles
    A Second Look at 'The Country Girl'
    The author has written about 1954's The Country Girl before, but in the wake of Robin Williams' suicide, it deserves a second look.The film stars William Holden, Grace Kelly, and Bing Crosby. Bernie Dodd (Holden) needs to find a lead for...
  • Robin Williams remembered
    Robin Williams death has many mourning, draws attention to mental health issues
    This week brought shock and sadness to movie fans around the world as prolific actor and comedian Robin Williams was found dead, reportedly having died by suicide. As reports of his death came on Monday, social media was soon flooded with tributes...
  • Robin Williams - comedic face of depression
    Robin Williams - comedic face of depression
    We’ve all been inundated with posts and tweets about the unfortunate passing of Robin Williams. At the risk of saying what’s already been said, I still feel that as someone who lived in the dark hole of depression for 8 years, it is...
  • Dogs aid in treatment of addiction
    Dogs aid in treatment of addiction
    Love is considered a universal healer so it's a short leap to imagine all the many ways a dog can heal a soul. One frontier where dogs are making their loving mark is with those recovering from addiction.We've long known the practical '...
  • alcohol troubles
    Alcohol-related family problems reach highest point since the 1940s
    The percentage of Americans families dealing with troubles due to alcohol consumption have reached its highest point since the 1940s, results from a recent Gallup poll showed.Gallup found that 36 percent or more than one in three Americans have...