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 […]

The Importance of Gratitude

We are getting closer to Thanksgiving, a day when people are reminded to give thanks for the positive things in their life. For many people, Thanksgiving is day spent with family and friends, enjoying a delicious overabundance of food. But giving thanks, or gratitude, is a trait that should be practiced year-round, not just one […]

Enjoy Fall Colors to Relieve Stress

In case you need another reason to get outside and enjoy the beautiful fall colors, a recent article on Science Daily highlights the benefits of taking a walk in the woods. According to the article, walking in the woods has been proven to reduce stress and improve your health. A walk in the woods lowers […]

Veterans Training Service Dogs

Warrior Canine Connection is non-profit organization that works with veterans to train service dogs. The veterans are individuals dealing with PTSD and mild traumatic brain injuries, and the service dogs will go on to serve wounded veterans. The organization recently received a grant from the Department of Defense to study why working with dogs is […]

National Recovery Month 2013

September is Recovery Month, a national 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.” Treatment and Recovery No single […]

Teaching Nutrition

Nutrition is an important component to overall health, impacting a person’s mood, behavior, and mental health. All of Vinland’s programming is centered around treating the whole-person — mind, body, and spirit — which is why Vinland offers personal health classes. The classes teach the basics of healthy nutrition, how poor nutrition can negatively impact medical […]