Civic clubs Rotary Club of North Garland County, known as Scenic 7 Rotary, meets at noon on the first, second and third Thursdays at Charlie’s Pizza Pub, 127 McNeely Circle, and adjourns by 1 p.m. On fourth Thursdays, the club meets after hours at 5 p.m. Visitors are welcome. Members and visitors are asked to…


Virginia’s Piedmont has no shortage of help for opioid addicts and their families. Here is a sampling of available resources. Some require payment; some are free. Some are local resources, some national.   Read more at: https://www.fauquier.com/where-to-get-help/article_54dd52ec-061f-11ea-87c7-a7b48b6cc377.html


Today I have chosen to write about the 12-step programs that are a big part of most treatment plans. I’m choosing this as my first segment of detailed information because it is a means of support that can be used before, during, and/or after treatment. Those who do not ever choose to go to treatment…


Mental Health Support Group, hosted by National Alliance for Mental Illness Washington Coast, meets at 1 p.m. every Friday at Shoppes at Riverside mall, next to the mall office. Read more at: https://www.thedailyworld.com/life/whats-happening-4/


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…


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…