Addiction’s impact goes far beyond the individual

The stereotype scenario of an addict often involves the image of a single individual hiding away to engage in drug or alcohol use. And while these activities may occur in solitary settings, they are far from isolated incidents. Mary Roufa, community service manager for Rosecrance, says anyone who has dealt with drug or alcohol dependence … Continued

Recovery, gratitude and rebirth in the New Year

A new year presents new challenges, new opportunities and for those addicted to drugs or alcohol, a new chance at recovery. As with all endeavors, that long-term goal has to begin with inches instead of miles. “An example I use with people in recovery is to think about walking up a huge hill. Where do … Continued

Relying on circadian rhythms to help teens

Parents and children are known to share terms of endearment before calling it a night, but for moms and dads with teens in the house, those bedtime declarations of affection are often accompanied by the frustrated and futile command: “Go to sleep!” As maddening as it is, it’s normal. “According to research, the natural circadian … Continued