Northern Nevada is a beautiful place to live if you enjoy the outdoors.  With Lake Tahoe only a short drive away residents have the opportunity to be hiking, skiing, climbing, swimming, or biking within the hour.  However, not everyone has the means or abilities for these specific activities or the desire to face the elements. …

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Substance use disorders can sometimes feel like a never ending onslaught of difficult or challenging news.  One of the overlooked difficulties surrounding addiction is the negative stigma that can be associated with seeking treatment, or identifying as being in recovery.  In this article VICE news discusses one of the few good things that have come…

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WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Facing Addiction, a new, national organization that will serve as a voice for the over 85 million Americans impacted by addiction, is proud to announce the “UNITE to Face Addiction“ rally, a free event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 4, 2015.  At the rally, Facing Addiction,…

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Yesterday was our highly anticipated event, 50 Shades of Recovery. The focus of the event was on the challenges that people in recovery face, in the form of the stigma associated with the word ‘addiction’ and ‘addicts’. Two of the main speakers where people in recovery who had been forced into the spotlight because of…

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The painted face on a door appears youthful and innocent. A young woman with a promising future. But Jordan Fugate has lived a life of alcoholism, drug abuse even prison. “So I spent three and a half years incarcerated and when I was released that’s when I moved here. So that’s a pretty good clue…

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Several weeks ago when running one of the student seminars we talked about how to communicate better with those we care about. Since families are also looking for the best way to stay connected without alienating the young adults they care about (not always an easy task for parents), it seemed like a good thing…

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Parenting is the most terrifying, untrained position I’ve ever taken on. At the same time, it is the most emotionally rewarding and exciting challenge. After more than 20 years I still question my decisions and appreciate all that I get to learn from this very important person in my life. The bottom line is that…

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