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Ask the Expert: Rachel Kennedy of Rachel Kennedy Mediation

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Rachel Kennedy of Rachel Kennedy Mediation about using mediation as a tool in recovery. What is mediation? Broadly, mediation is a way to resolve conflict, often after harm has already occurred. There are many …

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Pat Samples Memoriam

With a heavy heart, we regret to share with our readers that beloved writer Pat Samples passed away while vacationing in Mexico in early January of this year. Many of you will know Pat through her writing with The Phoenix Spirit.  She had such a way with words that made the people and places that …

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Ask the Expert: Dr. Jody Friesen Grande of HopeAllianz

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Dr. Jody Friesen Grande of HopeAllianze about thriving and coping with holiday stress. Q: Could you please share a little bit about your background and what led you to working as a holistic therapist/counselor, …

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Ask the Expert: Sadie Broekemeier of Recovering Hope

We feature an expert in the mental health and substance use disorder field to answer questions. This issue we talk to Sadie Broekemeier of Recovering Hope about attending school for addiction studies. Q: Could you please share a little bit about your background and what led you to pursue a career in alcohol and drug …

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Minnesota Rural Detox Initiative Provides Relief for Critical Access to Hospitals for Substance Use Disorder Patients

The Minnesota Rural Detox Initiative provides help to critical access hospitals across Minnesota to place SUD (substance use disorder) individuals at the closest, quickest, and most relevant level of care for addiction detox and treatment. The Minnesota Rural Detox Initiative (MNRDI) is a project of MARATP (Minnesota Alliance of Rural Addiction Treatment Programs) that will …

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