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One in five Billings teens knows an adult who’s sold drugs sometime in the past year, a public health consultant told stakeholders gathered at RiverStone Health on Friday. “Talk about access, right?” said consultant Katie Loveland. Loveland was citing a recent survey taken in the Billings schools by eighth-, 10th- and 12th-graders. Read more at:…

About 90 percent of Americans with substance use disorders started using alcohol or other drugs before they turned 18, according to a study by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. “Teenage brains adapt more quickly to repeated drug use, leading to cravings and dependence,” according to an article on the website drugrehab.com. Our recent series on…

A recent $11 million jury verdict in California has found an L. Ron Hubbard-inspired rehabilitation center’s “negligence” to be a “substantial factor” in the death of a man who sought treatment at the facility. According to legal documents, John Cunningham became a “student” at Narconon Redwood Cliffs in 2015. His sister, Jan Cunningham, came across…

I just left an AA meeting. It never ceases to amaze me how good I feel after attending one. My friends in 12 step fellowships are the most genuine, loving, accepting, and spiritual of people. I have never been more welcomed by any group or organization. Which is especially cool considering that I don’t happen…

Most people think that Alcoholic Anonymous is just for crazy drunks that sit around and swap drunk stories, but in reality, it is not. AA is a place for recovering alcoholics and sometimes drug users to sit around and support each other in the time of recovery. It was designed to help recovering alcoholics through…

“Many people in Calgary find that a change of environment is a worthwhile investment as they begin their recovery journey from drugs or alcohol,” explained Casey Jordan, Chief Marketing Officer. “As part of our ambitious website upgrades for fall, 2018, we’re excited to announce three key efforts that focus specifically on the needs of Calgary…