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  • How to Maintain Sobriety During Holidays

    December 14, 2017

    For those in recovery, whether it’s been a week or decades, the holiday season can be a stressful and dangerous time. Holiday gatherings associated with alcohol, volatile family situations, busy schedules, feelings of isolation or being away from one’s support system can be triggers that threaten recovery. Michelle Voegtle, Rushford…

  • White House Christmas Tree Ornament Honors HHC Leader and Recovery Crusader Karen Kangas

    December 14, 2017

    Karen Kangas is proud to be a pioneer in the field of mental health, well known in the profession for her work promoting the rights and skills of those in recovery by sharing her own story of success following treatment for bi-polar disorder and alcohol addiction. But she never expected…

  • Trump Declares Opioid Crisis National Health Emergency

    October 27, 2017

    President Trump Thursday officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue. It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been this way. We…

  • Is Classifying Opioid Crisis A Public Health Emergency Enough?

    October 27, 2017

    President Trump officially declared the nation’s opioid crisis a public health emergency Oct. 26, stopping short of issuing a national disaster declaration as originally promised. “As Americans, we cannot allow this to continue,” he said. “It is time to liberate our communities from this scourge of drug addiction. Never been…

  • Alcohol’s Free Pass: The Hidden Cancer Risk

    October 10, 2017

    As the opioid crisis continues to make national headlines, Rushford Medical Director Dr. J. Craig Allen cautions us not to overlook the dangers of alcohol. “Excessive alcohol use leads to nearly 90,000 deaths a year in the United States,” Allen says. Allen says people should be cognizant, not only of…

  • Middle-Aged Women Prescribed More Opioid Painkillers, Study Finds

    September 29, 2017

    A recent study is adding a new face to the growing opioid crisis.  According to findings by United States For Non-Dependence women aged 40 to 59 are being prescribed more opioid pain  medication than any other group, making them more vulnerable to abuse and addiction. The results aren’t surprising to…

  • The Surprising Link Between Yoga And Addiction Recovery

    September 10, 2017

    For those who struggle with sobriety, the road to recovery can be long and difficult. Deidra Baum can attest to that fact. She fought alcohol addiction for years. “My rock bottom would have to be when I was in a coma and an probably supposed to be dead,” Deidra said…


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