A Working Definition of Recovery

Mental Health Experts Define Recovery
Big Think
A year-long project has led to a new a definition of 'recovery' for those suffering from mental illness or addiction. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration announced its new definition this week: "A process of change through ...

A milestone in addiction science
Gainesville Sun
Dr. Scott Teitelbaum is the medical director of the Florida Recovery Center and clinical chief of theAddiction Medicine Division at the University of Florida. The recovery center's new facility is scheduled to open in July 2012. ...

Shelter in Alexandria helps former addict reunite with family
Alexandria Town Talk
Dauzart is spending Christmas Day with her children and her family, something she hasn't done since a crystal methamphetamine addiction wrecked her life. The Town Talk first interviewed Dauzart in May. At the time, she was a resident at Hope House. ...

Christmas in rehab
North Shore News
"Alcoholism and drug addiction is a disease of denial. Often you think you're fooling everybody. You think that everybody else doesn't see it; whereas in actual fact, actually everybody else does see that there's a problem." Family members can find ...

Former Flagler addict's actions a positive sign
Daytona Beach News-Journal
By JULIE MURPHY, Staff writer Suzanne Garrison, believing she has beat her three-year drugaddiction because of her participation in Drug Court, shares the message that the program works with passing motorists as part of her community service. ...

Downtoearthvideo.com is Planning to Hold an Alcoholism Treatment Open Day
DigitalJournal.com (press release)
Downtoearthvideo.com is planning on holding an alcoholism treatment open day at the beginning of 2012. People who follow the site and have an alcohol problem or who know someone with a problem like this are welcome to attend on the day in question. ...

P addict jailed for chihuahua sex attack
New Zealand Herald
De Shields, a meth addict, has been in and out of custody for years. In the last 19 to 20 years, he has only been free from jail or monitoring by the authorities for about five months, except for periods when he was on the run, according to the ...

Sobriety, Christmas together is family's best gift of all
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Kevin Morehouse - Addict comes home: Watch Kevin Morehouse describe his rise from addictionand his thoughts about going home for Christmas for the first time in many years. Kevin Morehouse (left) watches his son's Austin, 12, Drake, 8, and Dominick, ...

Declan Lynch: Drink is cunning, baffling and powerful
Irish Independent
Ah, it is a tricky business, this alcoholism. And it arises in the case of Hitchens in the context of a claim by the BBC's media correspondent Nick Higham that Hitch was "an alcoholic", a claim that was rebutted in the strongest terms in a much finer ...

Irish Independent

Great Falls Rescue Mission resident shares story
KXLH Helena News
Great Falls Rescue Mission resident Doug Dolan is a recovered alcoholic, and reflects on his past with an abusive, alcoholic father. "You know I said at the time (that) I'm never going to end up like that," Dolan said. He grew up defending his mother ...

Don't be a 'family enabler' this holiday season
The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog)
Alcohol and drug addiction carry specific characteristics. In general, this disease follows a predictable course. Left untreated, it can be fatal. It also affects those close to the addict — family, spouses, and friends. Those who treat addiction call ...

The Gazette: Eastern Iowa Breaking News and Headlines (blog)
Rosenblum: Once lost, he now leads others to the path
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Ten years ago, Smith was a homeless alcoholic who was found to be schizophrenic. Christmas arrived a week early at Brooklyn Center's Spiritual Church of God, and it was tasty. On Sunday, Dec. 18, the Rev. Harding Smith thanked God for the 40-degree ...

Hangovers: Improving your morning after
Indianapolis Star
Sources: Hangover Review, www.hangoverreview.com; National Institute on Alcohol Abuse andAlcoholism, www.niaaa.org; Pilar Gerasimo, editor of Experience Life magazine. Let's make this clear from the outset: The best way to avoid a hangover is to avoid ...

Health briefs for the Grand Strand
Myrtle Beach Sun News
Addiction counseling | Narconon can help you take steps to overcome addiction in your family. Call for free assessments or referrals (877) 413-3073 or www.drugsno.com. Safe Sitter Class | for 11-13 year olds, 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday, HealthFinders. ...

"Every big step in the integration is taken after a crisis"
San Francisco Luxury News
[In 1990 it was interior minister when Dieter Kaufmann, a man of 37 years with drug addiction and schizophrenia, shot two bullets as he left a meeting with members of his party, one of them broke her jaw and another pierced his chest, lodging in the ...

After mom beats drugs, family together for first Christmas in Lake Worth home
Palm Beach Post
Melissa, 29, was homeless and struggling with a drug addiction until she was able to get help at The Lord's Place and now she is a working mom who owns the townhouse and a car. "I feel really blessed to be able to raise my kids, " she said. ...

Addict stole from his dying grandad
Stoke & Staffordshire
A CHEF has been jailed after stealing more than £12000 from his dying grandfather and vulnerable grandmother. Thirty-five-year-old Shaun Taylor had seen little of his grandparents but resumed contact in January when his grandfather became very ill with ...

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