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What is the Minnesota Model of Addiction Recovery?

While each treatment program has a different and unique approach to addiction recovery, there are specific models that have become well-known standards for addiction treatment, the “Minnesota” is one that is known for being quite effective in helping people recover from addiction and reclaim their lives. Abstinence  The Minnesota model, also commonly referred to asRead More

Cries for Help

If you’re struggling with thoughts of suicide, PLEASE call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255). Crying out for help can look very different, depending upon the person and circumstance. Here’s why it’s so important to listen. In recovery, many of us have a hard time verbalizing that we need help. We might not evenRead More

Why We Resist Programs Like Al-Anon 

Sometimes as the loved ones of people struggling with addiction, we might feel hesitant to join a support group of our own such as Al-Anon. We might feel resistance to any kind of healing work that pertains to us. This can happen for a number of reasons, and given that we experience a great dealRead More

How We Can Benefit From Al-Anon

Al-Anon is a support group designed specifically for the loved ones of those struggling with addiction. When we have a family member or friend in the grips of addiction, we have a unique set of challenges that can be difficult to contend with, to say the least, in part because we might not have otherRead More

Attending 12-Step Meetings

As we commit to our recovery program, one of the best things we can do for ourselves and our sobriety is to make the effort to attend 12-Step meetings consistently. Just like working with a therapist and a sponsor, attending meetings can help us to address some of the deeply rooted mental and emotional healthRead More