Like a lot of Americans, Russell Beaudry spent much of his teens drinking. A lot. When college called, he added drugs to the drink. It wasn’t long before the drinking and the drugs took over his life. Twenty-five years of his life.
The Detroit Recovery Project has been providing much-needed rev for nearly two decades. Now it’s poised to be the engine that drives a new future.
Addiction may not discriminate based on race, creed, color or income, but recovery certainly does. Especially when it comes to availability. Hazelden Betty Ford wants to change all that. And their consequent Recovery Equity could be just the effort to do so.
Kristen Johnston may not have fully fallen for wine and pain pills till after 3rd Rock wrapped, but her recovery really started soaring when she made her way to Mom. That’s what it looks like anyway. That’s what it sounds like too.
Most addiction treatment programs insist recovery relationships are a barrier to sobriety. In fact, a majority recommend people in recovery keep their romantic distance for at least the first year. A noted licensed clinical psychologist named Kelly E. Green argues quite the contrary. She not only says relationships can actually aid the recovery process, but that they may just be a key to sobriety’s long-term success. Green is so sold on recovery relationships, she’s even put her argument in print.