2118 NuWay Counseling Center Open for Business

Located in the newly Renovated Historic Pillsbury Snyder Mansion in South Minneapolis, the 2118 NuWay Counseling Center Open for Business. Minneapolis—NuWay, a 50-year-old nonprofit organization that provides extended care treatment for substance abusers headquartered and founded in the heart of the recovery community, has opened an outpatient facility in the historic Pillsbury Snyder mansion at 2118 Blaisdell Ave. S. The house was built in 1913 for John Pillsbury Snyder, and his wife Nelle, who had survived the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. He was the grandson of John S. Pillsbury, former governor and co-founder of the Pillsbury Company. The … Continue reading

Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow

By Karen Casey The long-awaited paperback edition from a beloved pioneer of the recovery movement.  “This book is a must-read for anyone who cares about the quality of his thoughts and how being aware of them can bring positive change.”  Mary Porter, Science of Mind Organized around 12 very simple steps, Change Your Mind and Your Life Will Follow gives readers the tools to find within them the positive, peaceful response to every curve ball life throws at them. Available wherever books and ebooks are sold.  

Holiday Poems

Poetry by P.A. Trebnick and Mary Cowette Crossing the Bridge My Bridge of worry, fear and fret, I need courage to beget, To cross that Bridge that seems so far away, Yet, here I cross it every day. Early each morning, nature beckons me. The birds, the city still awakening, I strap up looking forward to another roll. Sunlight shining, the crisp fresh air, I say, Thank You Dad! Thank You Day! How much I appreciate this time to reflect while I play. My favorite is passing over the bridge. I pause to capture the reflections upon the lake, The … Continue reading

WORDS from readers and writers

Poems by Francisco Narvaez and Mike A Jackson Touched by changes Impasse after impasse Cars drift by billowing smoke in the night sky Poison! Poison! We yell as we laugh inhaling the sick gas The piff pass as I sit back Demons dastardly convince me im not cashed Ask God why and Allah Jehovah puts his arm around my shoulder Not high They say son just listen You’re powerless so don’t get to no bickering I start sniffling Cus I know I know Unfortunately my mind goes and goes Back to the original plan of attack Its like my mind … Continue reading

Treatment Programs

Fill in the blanks: Where do/does ________ I/my partner/child/friend/relative go for help with _______ my/his/ her __________ addiction/mental health needs/co-occurring disorder? The options are ____________confusing/mind boggling/ daunting. A first step toward getting recovery and mental health services often begins with a phone call. From there, an intervention may be appropriate. Or a meeting with a chemical health assessor or psychologist. The information gleaned from such a professional will help inform the next steps. Financial considerations, medical and psychological histories, and willingness to make a commitment to change play vital roles in determining next steps. These professionals also will discuss with … Continue reading

The White House Honors Pioneer in Addiction Treatment & Rehabilitation Advocacy

Founder of Beit T’Shuvah, Harriet Rossetto, is recognized as a national leader for her work treating addiction A ceremony on May 20, 2015 at the White House honored Harriet Rossetto, founder of Beit T’Shuvah (Bate-t’shoo-vah), as an “Advocate for Action.” Rossetto was selected as a national role model for the unique approach to addiction prevention, rehabilitation and educational programs offered through her residential treatment center. She graciously accepted the award from National Drug Control Policy Director Michael Botticelli. “I am pleased to honor the work Harriet Rossetto is doing to make our communities healthier and safer,” said Botticelli. “By promoting … Continue reading

Kindness Matters

Unite4:Good (U4G) has created a global platform dedicated to inspire, innovate and drive grassroots kindness. Our goal is to build a community where we lay the foundation to empower individuals to perform acts of kindness as part of their day-to-day lives, because we believe that true happiness can be attained by practicing intentional kindness both to ourselves and others. In October 2015, we will launch our platform dedicated to providing positive content and opportunities to make a difference. Leading up to our launch, we are kicking off our #WhereKindnessCounts Competition to encourage and reward people for doing acts of kindness. … Continue reading

Collegiate Recovery Communities

Collegiate Recovery Communities

  Collegiate Recovery Communities (CRCs) are alive and kicking up their heels at the following college campuses. Didn’t think there was much fun to be had in recovery? Simply surround yourself with fellow sober fun-seekers and you will be amazed before you are halfway through. If you are at a point in life to get the grey matter moving again, check out the schools below. Give a call, plan a visit, and immerse yourself in education and recovery. Let the future begin again. Augsburg College The StepUP Program Minneapolis, MN 612-330-1405; stepup@augsburg.edu The College of St. Scholastica CLEAN Recovery Services … Continue reading

Accepting Reality

I see myself on the high-speed motorbike with skin-tight leather jeans and long shiny hair and the looks of an angel. I see myself acting in a movie. The movie wins an Oscar, and I have all that I need and cherish as an actor and author. I see myself being a great leader whose speech touches the hearts of  millions, who brings victory to mankind and kills all ignorance. I see myself writing books and shifting the mass consciousness and see the creativity inside me to publish these best sellers. —Vidya Gargote from MUTE: Poems That Saved My Life! … Continue reading

Welcome Spring with Health, Fitness, and Cooking apps

With the weather finally heating up (goodbye snowpocalypse!) it’s that time of year again when we layer down and show some skin. For those of you who didn’t exactly get that body you’ve been hoping for during this year’s hellish winter… don’t stress. From running to biking to cooking, here are some apps that will get you in tip-top shape in time for next winter: 1.MapMyRun – For all the runners out there, MapMyRun allows you to record your workout details including the time span, distance, pace, speed, elevation and calories burned. It uses the GPS in your mobile to … Continue reading