Resources for our Alumni

Resources for clients and alumni! Vinland wanted to share some resources we found particularly exciting and potentially useful for our clients and alumni: 1.) Metro Bus offers a program is designed for people who would like to learn how to use the metro bus system. They offer a Mobility Training Center and Travel Guide who […]

Substance Abuse and Traumatic Brain Injury

From our friends at Brainline.org and the Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, an important article of the intertwining of drug/alcohol abuse and brain injuries: Related Content: Managing Stress Effectively After TBI, Part I TBI Consumer Report: Coping with Substance Abuse After TBI Depression with Mike Wallace Depression and Anxiety How to […]

Second Chance Day on the Hill

Vinland National Center became part of the solution yesterday at the Minnesotan Capitol, supporting the Minnesota Second Chance Coalition along with many of our peers and colleagues. So many of our clients and alumni are not given a real Second Chance due to a past felony conviction often not enabling them to drive, get a […]

The Importance of Sleep after Brain Injury

David A. Grant, TBI Survivor January 7, 2019 It’s time to put a label on one of my biggest fears as a brain injury survivor: Backsliding. In the eight years since my traumatic brain injury, my recovery has continued unabated. It has not been a true linear recovery as there have been both ups and […]

Brain Injury Treatment and Substance Abuse

This is an oldie, but a goodie, from our friends over at Addiction.com Brain Injury Treatment And Substance Abuse by Addiction.com Staff on May 20, 2011 in Addiction Research, Risk Factors 0   The ripple effects of accidents can spread further than most people realize. Traumatic brain injury (TBI), for example, frequently coincides with substance abuse. Sometimes we focus on the obvious […]

Tips for Staying Sober During the Holidays

Our friends at The Retreat had these tips to share, and we liked them enough to borrow!   Here are twelve-time proven practices, techniques and tactics to celebrate the holiday season sanely, safely and in sobriety. Line up a few extra recovery meetings. Even if you don’t feel you need them, the person sitting across […]