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The Recovery Resource Blog is a community service of the Hazelden Foundation, the oldest 12-step addiction treatment facility in the US. Hazelden's Recovery Resource Blog, authored by the addiction specialists of this world-renowned facility, is intended to be a forum for the discussion of... Full Bio
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For nurses, a risk when addiction meets access by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Drug abuse rates are no higher for health workers than for the rest of us, but addiction to prescriptions does happen, and the industry has moved to prevent theft and prot ... Read on »
Hazelden launches treatment program for lawyers, judges, and other by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Legal professionals seeking recovery from addiction New program offers tailored treatment for a profession afflicted by twice the addiction rate as the general popul ... Read on »
Hazelden lines up new help for attorney addicts by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The program, likely the state’s first, targets a high-pressure career often fueled by drugs and alcohol. Hidden under the high-pressure, high-stakes life of a lawyer ... Read on »
Disruptive Docs by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction by J. Trout Lowen Minnesota Medicine, January 2011 “Although addiction affects the brain in the same way whether you’re a neurosurgeon or a longshoreman, physician ... Read on »
10 Ways to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction By Sarah Mahoney, Good Housekeeping 10 ways to stay strong in the face of tempting cupcakes, pricey shoes, and the urge to hit the snooze button instead of the gym. ... Read on »
Being of Freedom by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The following post was written by a Hazelden retreat attendee who wishes to remain anonymous. Picture a bird, spreading her wings to fly.  Carefree.  Worry free.  Inde ... Read on »
Substance abuse issues over the holidays by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Brenda Iliff, clinical director of Hazelden in Naples, talks about addiction and substance abuse issues over the holidays and tips onhow to deal with it. Fox 4 Morning ... Read on »
Addiction doesn’t take a holiday break by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Why getting help for a loved one really matters now. “It just wouldn’t be Christmas without my wife.” “We’ll get through the holidays first … it’s not so bad.” ... Read on »
Hazelden – Women and substance abuse by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Audrey Klein, research director for the Butler Center for Research at Hazelden, and Sheila Murphy, clinical director of the Women’s Recovery Center at Hazelden, share thei ... Read on »
The Dangers of Alcohol by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Hazelden’s Chief Medical Officer, Marvin D. Seppala, MD, talks with CNN’s Sanjay Gupta, MD about dangers of alcohol. Read on »
The Lancet Study, alcohol is more harmful than heroin by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The Lancet Study released this week from the UK claims alcohol is more harmful than heroin. Terry Shapiro, executive director of Hazelden in Chicago is at WGN-TV to stress ... Read on »
New Sober24 Web site offers enhanced community for people in recovery by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Hazelden has launched a newly enhanced Sober24, the online social media site that helps people throughout the world maintain their recovery from addiction and compulsive ... Read on »
Hazelden releases publication of The Book That Started It All — the original manuscript of... by HazelMike 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction The Book That Started It All: The Original Working Manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous The original 1939 working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous, the ... Read on »
MN teens are getting legally high | Minneapolis and St. Paul | kare11.com by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction MN teens are getting legally high | Minneapolis and St. Paul | kare11.com .  Dr. Joe Lee from Hazelden’s Center for Youth and Families in Plymouth, MN discusses the issu ... Read on »
Boy fights bullying for the right to cheer by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Bullies broke Tyler Wilson’s arm because he joined his school’s cheer team. Publishing’s bullying prevention expert at Hazelden, Sue Thomas, provides a brief comment on pr ... Read on »
The Big Book at the heart of AA by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Before the founders of Alcoholics Anonymous created the 12 steps, they wrote and revised a book that changed the world for millions. Now, Hazelden is bringing that origi ... Read on »
The Book That Started It All by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Washington Post features article on new Hazelden Publishing milestone – the publication of the original working manuscript of Alcoholics Anonymous. For the first ti ... Read on »
Introducing the 24 Hours mobile app by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Now you’re able to focus on your sobriety anywhere and at any time with Hazelden’s new 24 Hours iPhone application featuring our popular meditation book, Twenty-Four Hou ... Read on »
The Book that Started It All by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction AA founders debated approach in original manuscript Hazelden Publishing to release original AA Big Book manuscript this fall. Long before word processors gave us ... Read on »
Paying it forward by HazelMike Posted in: Blog Posts in Drug Addiction Julie P. struggled during her teen years with drug addiction. She dropped out of high school, lived on the streets, and finally hit bottom when she was held hostage for th ... Read on »