What is Dual Diagnosis?

Drug and alcohol addiction affects 22.1 million people in the United States. For some addicts, their struggle is more complicated. Research shows that half of all addicts have at least one mental illness and are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol at the same time, which is called dual diagnosis. The mental illnesses can vary from […]

Cycle of Addiction Infographic

When it comes to addiction and relapse, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Lack of willpower is not the problem. Many things trigger a person to use over and over again despite the consequences. See how the cycle starts, how to end it, and for some, how it starts again. Source: Recovery Connection

Prescription Drug Abuse

For more than a decade, prescription drug abuse has been on the rise in the United States. Today, prescription opioids kill more people every year than heroin and cocaine combined – roughly 15,000 annually. This is more than 3 times the 4,000 people killed by these drugs in 1999. Rising Epidemic There is no definitive […]

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 […]


National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference : Recap from Operations Manager

More than 3,000 people attended the 42nd National Council Mental Health and Addictions Conference in Chicago on April 15-17, 2012. Executive Director Mary Roehl, Associate Director Duane Reynolds, and I represented Vinland National Center by hosting an exhibition booth at the event. We connected with many different experts from within the field of addiction and […]