People emerged from their homes with shocked, confused stares, like deer emerging from forest wildfire.
Parents recognized that their children were displaying behavioral problems at school, but not at home. I realized there was a problem bigger than they even knew.
I am able to talk freely about my story without judgment and with total acceptance. This has changed my life.
Somebody came into my office and said ‘I relapsed yesterday. I already talked to my probation officer. I already have my bags packed to go to treatment.’ That is success for that person.
We can interrupt the cycle of children aging up into homelessness, which is a problem in our state.
Bit by bit, I shared more of my truth, however ugly, each time I returned.
Why can’t we reward and celebrate the people who seek help?
Our role is not to “fix what is wrong.”
We help people understand that substance use disorders are a brain disease, and that recovery is possible.
It was her words “how dare you” that made me sit with my ideas about reproductive rights.
Our annual summer guide with at least 80 camps, internships, work opportunities, and scholarships
My own mom frequently said she knew I was growing up when I stopped holding her hand and realized I had become a woman when I reached for her again.