Addiction—Pleasure or Pain?

Hi, this is Rick Visser. In my 30 plus years as a substance abuse counselor, I have often heard professionals and recovering addicts express the belief that drug and alcohol addiction are primarily about people running away from, avoiding and self-medicating the stress, pain and pressures of life. While I believe that […]

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Memorial Day and the Addiction Battle

One of the Most Sacred Days of the Year

This coming Monday is Memorial Day, which means a much anticipated 3-day weekend that occurs every year right around the end of school and the start of summer. It means camping, BBQs, yard work and family get-togethers. But for many, it means a whole lot more than […]

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Criminalizing Addiction and Criminalizing Cancer

In spite of overwhelming evidence that criminalizing drug use is not an effective way of reducing crime rates, drug overdoses, or the social issues associated with drug addiction, Attorney General Jeff Sessions moved Friday to roll America’s drug policy back at least a decade. Progress? Not really. Check out the full article here:


By |May 15th, 2017|Recovery Blog|Comments Off on Criminalizing Addiction and Criminalizing Cancer

Addicted Mothers

Mother’s Day is Sunday and a real mix of emotions for addicted mothers. At Action Recovery, we find great satisfaction in helping people from all walks of life break free from addiction, and some of our greatest joy comes when we help addicted mothers escape the hell of addiction and reclaim their lives for themselves […]

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