Downward Spiral to Downward Facing Dog

Downward Spiral to Downward Facing Dog

Downward Spiral to Downward Facing Dog My Story:  My journey with substance abuse disorder was in a sharp downward spiral from the beginning.  After hundreds of attempts to stop or moderate, and a couple of hospitalizations including a stay in a psych ward, I landed...
Try Them All

Try Them All

At THRIVE, we believe that there are multiple pathways to recovery. There is no one right way or wrong way. Every individual is unique. What might work for one person, might not work for another. If you have ever spent any time at THRIVE, you would be hard pressed to...
Winter Has Left The Building

Winter Has Left The Building

I have never seen nor read Game of Thrones, but I have been around enough office water coolers to recognize the catchphrase, “Winter is coming!” Good ole Ned Stark might have been a bit dramatic, but with good reason. The North was coming off a 9-year long summer and...
Breaking The Stigma

Breaking The Stigma

Substance use disorder can be extremely debilitating and even deadly when left untreated. Turn on the local news and you can see just how devastating it has been to our community. Combine a mental health condition with SUD and you have an even more lethal combination....
When All Else Fails… Gratitude

When All Else Fails… Gratitude

One of my pet peeves is when someone starts off a blog post by stating the definition of a word to set up an anecdote. My apologies in advance. Webster’s online dictionary defines the word gratitude as, “the state of being grateful: THANKFULNESS.” When I was newly...
Valentines Day is Swiftly Approaching

Valentines Day is Swiftly Approaching

If you listen carefully, you can hear Cupid groan as he dusts off his 2724-year-old quiver. It is the time of year for overpriced roses, gift certificates to the local nail salon and those horrible chalky heart-shaped candies with Valentines proverbs printed on them....