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How PTSD Affects the Brain

How PTSD Affects The Brain Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Related Content: What Do Blast Injuries Do to Your Brain? Blast Injury: What We’ve Learned from Autopsies 7 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a PTSD Therapist If you’re experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), it’s important to understand how the different parts of your […]

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 […]

Holiday Notes from Alumni

In the spirit of the Holiday Season, we thought you would appreciate our sharing a few notes received just this week from past clients of Vinland.  It certainly made our staff members’ hearts swell in gratitude… “Thank you all so much for being my friend.  It’s been a long time since I’ve had real friends […]

Sharing a Client Interview at Vinland

John generously gave his permission for us to share his responses to our standard client interview, as we thought they were pretty cool. We thought you might enjoy, as well. What Brought you to Vinland?  A relapse and legal issues. Also, I became homeless again. How did you feel physically when you got here? Rundown; very weak. […]

Living with an Invisible Disability

After an accident, a head injury is easy to spot due to visible wounds. A shaved head with a row of stitches are the very noticeable signs of a head injury. But after the wounds heal and hair covers the scars, sometimes there are no visible signs of a brain injury. This is why a […]

The Role of Trauma in Addiction

Meet Emily, a 30-year old woman struggling with addiction. As a young girl, Emily often witnessed her parents arguing. The arguments involved a lot of shouting and pushing. If her parents had been drinking, then the arguments were especially violent: Emily witnessed her father beat her mother on multiple occasions. Emily was afraid of her […]

5 Things Every Stroke Hero Should Know

In the United States, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds. We won’t stand idly by as this menacing disease claims the lives of our loved ones and independence. Join the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association and Stroke Heroes around the nation in the effort to put an end to stroke. May is Stroke Awareness […]

May is Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke, sometimes called a brain attack, is a type of brain injury caused by a lack of oxygen to a part of the brain resulting in tissue death. Strokes can be caused by a ruptured blood vessel (hemorrhagic) or by a clot that blocks blood flow (ischemic). According to the American Stroke Association, in […]

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