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…


One year into the resurgence of a faith-based recovery program, leaders say they’re still trying to build up its attendance numbers. Celebrate Recovery is a 12-step recovery program that aims to help those with a “hurt, habit or a hangup.” After a five-year hiatus, local churches restarted the Watauga program with a kickoff event on…


The circle of chairs has achieved a culturally iconic status. Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous meetings are so prevalent in television dramas that you’d think the 12-step program was sponsoring the networks. But in the past few years, a new recovery paradigm has risen fast. And it owes more to entrepreneurs and “lifestyle designers” such…


Julie Funkhouser relies on a 12-step, abstinence-based program to maintain her sobriety, but when she and Meredith Speir opened a seven-bed halfway house for women on Sept. 1, they made a point of allowing residents receiving medication-assisted treatment (MAT). “We want to help save lives,” said Funkhouser, CEO of The Recovery Connection, who has been…


“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…


Beneath sparkling chandeliers hanging in the famed Rainbow Room, as a gala crowd dotted with rock stars sat around white-clothed dinner tables, Ringo Starr stood at a podium and described what it felt like to be 30 years sober. With wife Barbara Bach Starkey — herself a recovering alcoholic — at his side, the former…


Recovery from addiction is not easy and it involves a lot of support and care. While many people go to rehab centers in hope for assistance to gain recovery, failure to find a good recovery residence to offer support and care after the rehabilitation treatment could end inpatient relapse. Therefore, Veritas House provides recovery homes…


Addiction-recovery homes across Oklahoma are turning away people who are trying to escape opioid addiction by taking medications considered highly effective for recovery. Oxford House, one of the state’s largest networks of recovery homes for drug and alcohol addiction, is trying to convince more of its residences to accept applicants who are taking prescription drugs…


Opponents of a proposed drug and alcohol treatment facility near Mud Creek Baptist Church say they agree such a facility is needed. With zoning authorities denying a permit for the facility, supporters are left with two choices: appeal the decision to the courts, or find another location. The Henderson County Zoning Board of Adjustment on…


The first hint something was wrong came when Carole Lewis’ legs started swelling. Then, she was plagued by shortness of breath. Next, fatigue started to drag her down. This past summer, she could barely walk across the parking lot to her job and had to sleep sitting up. She knew she needed help. Lewis, 60,…