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    • JUNE 28, 2019
    Finding Sobriety Through Lakota Culture and Spirituality

    Finding Sobriety Through Lakota Culture and Spirituality

    A number of different spiritual practices have been found to help with addiction recovery—ranging from practicing gratitude to rewiring your brain with mindfulness meditation.  The Lakota Tribe has found the same healing powers in their traditions. Creating a spiritual home Re-connecting to Lakota culture is, for those in the midst of recovery, a chance to

    • JUNE 14, 2019
    “Baby Cuddlers” in Hospitals Aid Babies Against Inherited Opioid Addiction

    “Baby Cuddlers” in Hospitals Aid Babies Against Inherited Opioid Addiction

    The opioid crisis in the U.S. becomes painfully apparent in the most unlikely of places—the neonatal intensive care units of hospitals across the nation. In these units, nurses and parents oversee the care of tiny infants as they shake and sweat their way through withdrawals. Hospital staff is working overtime to keep up with the

    • JUNE 6, 2019
    June 10th Is Founders Day – Alcoholics Anonymous Then and Now

    June 10th Is Founders Day – Alcoholics Anonymous Then and Now

    The 12-step process has become ingrained into how we think about recovery. It provides substance users with a framework to structure their path to sobriety, giving them clear benchmarks to surpass and triumphs to accomplish. But it began as a simple gesture between two men desperately seeking a connection to the world that was slipping

    • MAY 24, 2019
    Late Night Alternatives for Meeting and Mingling that Aren’t Bars

    Late Night Alternatives for Meeting and Mingling that Aren’t Bars

    For night owls living in recovery, it can be a challenge finding a place to share a sense of community with those around you that isn’t a bar. The good news is – there’s no shortage of fun late-night options in Orange County where you can socialize and build relationships in positive and healthy ways!

    • MAY 17, 2019
    Global Health & Fitness Month

    Global Health & Fitness Month

    In addition to observing Mental Health Awareness Month and celebrating Mother’s Day, the month of May is also a time to focus on the tremendous power you have in being fit and healthy. It can relieve stress, boost your mood, alleviate anxiety and depression – and it can also help treat addiction through altering the

    • MAY 6, 2019
    National Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

    National Alcohol & Drug-Related Birth Defects Awareness Week

    Alcohol use during pregnancy is the leading preventable cause of birth defects that occur in 1 in every 33 infants born in the United States each year. These defects can be minor or severe and can occur in any pregnancy. However, there is no safe level of alcohol use during pregnancy, and with National Alcohol

    • APRIL 23, 2019
    Politicians Fight Opioid Epidemic with Combination Locked Pill Bottles

    Politicians Fight Opioid Epidemic with Combination Locked Pill Bottles

    Lawmakers are scrambling to find effective solutions to help curb the opioid crisis that is ravaging the U.S., though some of the solutions are getting creative. Two politicians from Tennessee, Senator Richard Briggs, and Representative Matthew Hill have introduced the Pilfering Prevention Act, which is intended to help prevent prescription opioid medications from ending up

    • APRIL 8, 2019
    Stress Awareness Month

    Stress Awareness Month

    During the recovery process, many people struggle to manage their stress levels. Addiction is a traumatic experience, and recovery often comes with significant—and stressful—challenges. Managing stress is an important part of a healthy, successful recovery from addiction. April is Stress Awareness Month, and our team at Windward Way is ready to help our clients understand