Recovery Matters - March 2014
Growing up doesn't always feel easy. We're expected to be more responsible and thoughtful of others. . . If we're angry or scared, we need to tell someone. Sharing our secret about being afraid relieves us of the fear, and we feel lighter, happier, like after opening a special gift.
-- Today's Gift

Rev. Doug FederhartImagining recovery

Addiction is a failure of imagination--at least in part. Rev. Doug Federhart, spiritual counselor, describes how, in working with adolescents and the "emerging adult" population, he sees part of his job as stimulating imagination. And the first three Steps are frequently where imagination fails.

Recovery Matters -- Hazelden News

Tips for parents to prevent or reduce youth alcohol, tobacco or drug use

Straight-to-the-facts information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse about how to provide an environment that empowers your child.

Recovery Matters -- Hazelden News

Meet Willow: Easing anxiety through animal-assisted programmingMeet Willow: Easing anxiety through animal-assisted programming

Many young people who are coming into treatment may be dealing with feelings of shame, distrust, homesickness, grief or loss. To help alleviate some of these anxieties, Hazelden in Plymouth introduced animal-assisted programming for its adolescent and young adult residential patients.


Recovery Matters -- Hazelden News

Dr. Joseph LeeHow to help your child succeed when addiction trouble hits

Raising a child is tough as it is, but when your kid becomes addicted to alcohol or other drugs, it can feel as if you're living a nightmare. Listen in as Hazelden's medical director of youth services, Dr. Joseph Lee, explains the importance for parents of creating the right family culture in your home and how it will benefit your family and help your child succeed should trouble arise.

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Painkillers, Heroin, and the Road to SanityPainkillers, Heroin, and the Road to Sanity:
Real Solutions for Long-Term Recovery from Opiate Addiction

In an excerpt from her book, nurse and suburban mom Joani Gammill describes her years-long secret addiction to multiple forms of opiates and amphetamine. Through a life-changing intervention staged by Dr. Phil, she not only committed to getting help, she went on to become a professional interventionist herself, helping thousands of others in distress.


Recovery Matters -- Hazelden News

Community Events

  • Sexual Health Series, OR, Aug 27
  • Portland Recovery Speaker Series, OR, Sep 2
  • St. Paul Recovery Speaker Series, MN, Sep 2
  • Sobriety's Got Talent, IL, Sep 27
  • Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies Open House, MN, Oct 4
  • View entire community calendar

Alumni Events

  • Promises Alumni Reunion, MN, Sep 4-7
  • Northwoods Recovery Retreat Weekend, OR, Sep 12-14
  • Second Sunday - Living with Ease and Joy, MN, Sep 14
  • Jellinek Alumni Reunion, MN, Sep 18-21
  • Coastal Recovery Retreat Weekend, OR, Sep 19-21
  • View entire alumni calendar

Professional Events

  • Professional Networking Luncheon, AZ, Aug 27
  • Sexual Health Series, OR, Aug 27
  • Chicago Clinical Connection , IL, Aug 28
  • Minnesota Clinical Connection, MN, Sep 4
  • Millennials, Addiction & Co-Occurring Disorders, IL, Sep 12
  • Webinar: Building Assets, Reducing Risks and Common Core, Sep 16
  • Webinar: Moving from an Acute to Chronic Model, Sep 17
  • Cultivating Expertise in Clinical Supervision, MN, Sep 19
  • Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies Open House, MN, Oct 4
  • Grit and Grace: A Professional Symposium on Women and Addiction Treatment, MN, Oct 8
  • View entire professional calendar
  • Ongoing Professional Training
Renewal Center Retreats
  • Spiritual Tune-Up, Aug 29-31 NEW
  • Action! Intention! Motivation! And Horses!, Sep 12-14 NEW
  • Overreliance on Self, Sep 26-28
  • Weekend Recovery Retreat for Lawyers, Judges, and Law Students, MN, Oct 3-5
  • Releasing Resentments, Finding Forgiveness, Oct 10-12
  • Learn about the Renewal Center
  • View entire retreat calendar

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