Tag Archive for: alcoholism

Step 2: Define Success on Individual Basis

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.

Step 1: Expand Treatment Centers

We can interrupt the cycle of children aging up into homelessness, which is a problem in our state.

“Many People Who Do Bad Things Are Not Bad People”

Bit by bit, I shared more of my truth, however ugly, each time I returned.

Label Cans, Not People

Why can’t we reward and celebrate the people who seek help?

Reader Exercise: How Would You Fund Public Safety?

As Minneapolis in particular faces greater scrutiny about public safety leading up to the 2021 city elections, we are exploring the data about crime and potential solutions for prevention.

Creating a Village

Taking breaths, pushing through mistakes — the process of creating beauty out of mistakes and never throwing anything away was so important. I am quite emotional writing this. I am realizing how therapeutic that process was for me.

VIEW: Three Stories of the Hard Kind of Love

What might love for place teach us about the people whom we learn to ignore?

A Cycle That Works Against Women

Patrice Salmeri (photo by Sarah Whiting) Substance use is…

Sober Housing

Georgia Jones (Photo by Sarah Whiting) When I was growing…

Into the light

Women, recovery and spirituality Photography by Sarah Whiting. "Quitting…