Fitness & Wellness in Recovery

Physical Health and Proper Nutrition Are Key Components in Successful Recovery from Substance Abuse After years of neglecting their health, many of Vinland’s clients arrive for treatment with their bodies in poor shape. A lifestyle of abusing harmful chemicals, involvement in accidents, and poor health choices result in a variety of health problems for many […]

Fly Fishing with Veterans

Last winter, John Piacquadio, a case manager in Vinland’s outpatient chemical health program, began voluteering with Project Healing Waters Fly Fishing (PHWFF), a national organization that teaches veterans about fly fishing. Many of the individuals who participate in PHWFF are dealing with substance abuse, mental illness, and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Thanks to his […]

Expert Q&A: Substance Abuse Treatment and TBI

Vinland’s Associate Director Duane Reynolds was featured in the latest issue of The Carlat Report, a monthly publication for all things in addiction medicine. He discussed substance abuse treatment for individuals with traumatic brain injuries in the publication’s Expert Q & A feature. The article is reprinted here with permission. CATR: How common is traumatic brain […]

Top 10 Questions to Ask When Choosing Treatment

Choosing the right addiction rehab can be overwhelming. You don’t want to rush into it, pick any rehab and potentially relapse later. Be informed before making such a big decision in your recovery. Asking the right questions helps you get the information you need to make the right choice. Here are the top 10 questions […]

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month, a campaign organized by SAMHSA to “promote the societal benefits of prevention, treatment, and recovery for mental and substance use disorders, celebrate people in recovery, laud the contributions of treatment and service providers, and promote the message that recovery in all its forms is possible.” Mental Health and Substance Use […]

Client Success Story

Chemical Health Graduate Johnnie Shares His Story of Success in Recovery One of 13 children, Johnnie grew up in Mississippi. Childhood was not easy for him. When he was 12 years old, he sustained a traumatic brain injury after being accidently hit in the head with an ax. The injury left him with permanent short-term memory […]

Families Dealing With Addiction

When someone you love is fighting an addiction, it doesn’t only affect them, but it also affects you. Many times, the family is overlooked during the recovery process, but they need support too. Sometimes, loved ones become co-addicts as well. This means that while they don’t share the actual addiction to drugs or alcohol, they […]

Treating Dual Diagnosis

Integrated Treatment Offers Best Outcomes for Co-occurring Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Dual diagnosis, also known as a co-occurring disorder, is the term used when a person has a mental illness and a substance abuse issue. In a dual diagnosis, the mental illness and the substance abuse are two separate illnesses. Both illnesses have their […]

Women and Prescription Drug Abuse

Women have been abusing prescription drugs throughout the years to help them deal with stress, frustration and anxiety compounded with the responsibilities of being a mom, wife and career woman. ABC News says that in the past decade there has been a 750 percent increase in the use of Adderall (a drug for attention deficit […]