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 […]

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. […]