Arizona does in fact have a sober living coalition. Fear seems to penetrate into communities about recovery being mostly that there is an epidemic and it is rarely addressed. Prescription abuse is rampant and substance use disorders are on the rise, solutions such as housing are something to be embraced yet knowledge about coalitions and the necessity to address standards is a must.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Who would have though that those in recovery from a life once sabotaged in substance use could be the greatest come back in terms of scholar outcomes? Sober homes and sober living on campus seems to be bringing back greater scholar outcomes than normal. Heres to those who are willing to put the stigma to the side with a new story: sober is awesome.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Sober homes do have overseeing bodies such as the sober living network and caarr. Usually the tension caused by nieghbors is stigma related and fear behind it driving prices down, both proven wrong by research showing a positive correlation with benefits to the community such as reduced crime. Heres to the education and advocacy in recovery housing.
Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Wonderful. Just as the news continues to disseminate, the media wants to find deeper details to the point that 'his' 'sober living coach'(sic) had some insight into his life, including breaking his anonymity within the rooms of twelve step meetings. Great. Lets just make it more uncomfortable for those seeking a safe space...or are we ready to move out of 'the rooms'? To do so means getting honest and real about our lives. No, twelve step meetings are not group therapy. Despite this particular news depicting the celebrity's inner turmoil, recovery is a space to share hope and not to explore trauma. Yes, it is our foundation and social support, yet we are at a standstill when it comes to the stigma of mental health as a key support to cementing recovery and not the only solution, which is implied by many who continue to shy away from a complete spectrum of evidence based programs. Lets get our stories straight and share about whats working.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Robin Williams' death an opportunity to bring to the forefront the conversation on substance use disorders and treatment...