Blogs and Updates

Learn more about our work in Bismarck-Mandan and other communities, our national vision and other issues related to getting drug and alcohol addiction sufferers well.

Feeling afraid is a normal human reaction to change. It’s not usually the actual change that’s scary – it’s the anticipation of what’s to come and uncertainty about how it will impact your life.

Many of the questions we get focus on addiction treatment, mainly because it’s not well-understood. We decided to share five of the most common truths about treatment that have helped de-mystify the process for our clients.

When it comes to spotting addiction, most people focus on the over-use of alcohol or another drug. But substance use is just one sign of this complex disease.

Terri Brown, the Sioux Falls lead peer coach, dispels the myth that we should wait for people to hit "rock bottom" before getting them the help they need.

Dave Jansa, a peer loved one coach, explains what the first steps are for a parent whose child is suffering from addiction.

Teresa Kaltenbach, a peer loved one coach, explains how to positively motivate a spouse who doesn't want to seek help for heavy drinking.