Music for the Spirit: Finding a Rhythm for Recovery

Take a drum, take a seat, and feel the beat. Vinland Chemical Health Case Manager Mark Collins starts the beat on a bongo drum. Then Vinland clients in the group “Music for the Spirit” join in and the real noise — and healing — begins. “I think it’s primal,” Collins said of drumming. “Since the beginning of […]

Join Vinland at the Walk for Recovery

Minnesota Recovery Connection’s fifth annual Walk for Recovery is a way to celebrate recovery, show your support, generate hope, reduce stigma and offer living proof that recovery is real! All proceeds will help MRC continue their mission to strengthen the recovery community through peer-to-peer support, public education, and advocacy. Join the Walk for Recovery on Saturday, September […]

Celebrate National Recovery Month in September

Support. It’s a key ingredient in the recovery process. Without it, recovery can be a lonely, uphill battle. September is National Recovery Month and this year’s theme is “Join the Voices for Recovery: Visible, Vocal, Valuable!” The theme looks at the “value of peer support through education, mentoring and helping each other.” This year’s theme invites “individuals […]

Volunteering in Recovery

For people recovering from addiction, the holidays can be a difficult time of year. It is important to find meaningful activities to fill the days. Volunteering is a great activity for people in recovery because they are able to give back to the community. People who volunteer are less tempted to relapse as they feel […]

Practicing Gratitude

In recent years, the real meaning of Thanksgiving has been overshadowed by feasting, football, and bargain hunting.  This week, it’s important to reflect on what Thanksgiving is really about: giving thanks. The act of giving thanks is defined as gratitude.  In order to practice gratitude, we must take a step back and look at the […]

Essential Oils: Discover Healing Scents

By Julia Ziegler, Marketing Intern Essential oils have been around for thousands of years, yet they are just starting to gain attention in our modern world. Essential oils are concentrated extracts taken from the roots, leaves, seeds, or blossoms of a plant. Compared to modern, man-made pharmaceuticals, the idea of a natural remedy appeals to […]

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 […]