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Called from Darkness March 7, 2017 -   “Called from Darkness” is the title of the new documentary we have just begun. Our first filming day was at the North West Indian Treatment Center where Native American people are provided with in- patient services and culturally consistent opportunities for spiritual growth. Bringing people back into community is the antidote to despair and loneliness.
Laurel’s Story of Triumph February 27, 2017 - I am such a better person when I am not using heroin and other drugs. When I was doing all that it was all I really cared about. I was so selfish; I just cared about me. I was either nodding off, looking for drugs, or dope sick. It takes all your waking hours. I feel really guilty about it now because the drugs always …
Kimberly’s Story of Triumph February 20, 2017 - I started using when I was 11 although in my first stent I wasn’t addicted, that didn’t happen until I was 16.  By 17 I was a full time cocaine addict but I got bored with that so I moved on to heroin.  I locked onto heroin for the next six years.  I remember the day I got clean from drugs.  I was sitting in …
Dr. Richard Ries talks about regaining control from opiate addiction. February 8, 2017 -   Dr. Richard Ries is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington Medical School in Seattle, Washington. Dr. Ries serves as Associate Director of the University of Washington Addiction Psychiatry Residency Program. He is board certified in Psychiatry and certified in Addiction Medicine by the American Society for Addiction Medicine, and in Addiction Psychiatry (1993) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. …
Moving from Dark to Light -Ed Reading describes how surrendering control of addiction can lead to recovery. January 6, 2017 - I am frequently asked about when spirituality begins in the life of the addicted person.  There is some, “common knowledge” (based on common experience) that says that once a person enters recovery, the spiritual life begins.  Other common knowledge says that in addiction, spirituality is the first thing to go, and the last to return.  Also, some say that the spiritual life is absent during …
Don’t Give Up Hope – Your Miracle Might Only be an Hour Away December 20, 2016 - A short excerpt from the CNS Productions film “Beyond Opiates” in which former opiate users share their experiences and hope that began their road to recovery.   If you enjoyed this video the full film Beyond Opiates can be rented at our Vimeo on Demand page. http://www.vimeo.com/ondemand/beyondopiates See more about the film “Beyond Opiates” here.
Naloxone – Over the Counter Overdose Cure December 13, 2016 - In this video Dr. Darryl Inaba tells us how naloxone prevents death caused by opiate overdose.     The following column  was published in the Fall 2016 issue of Advances in Addiction & Recovery; The Official Publication of NAADAC, the  Association for Addiction Professionals. It explains how OTC Naloxone can help prevent death by accidental opiate over dose.    Opioid Antagonist: Issue of “Over-The-Counter” Naloxone An …
Hope in Obtaining Treatment for Addiction – Video December 1, 2016 - In the video our own Dr. Darryl Inaba talks about being hopeful in successful treatment of the medical condition of addiction in the midst of our nations current opiate epidemic.
Dallas’ Story of Triumph October 19, 2016 - “My road to recovery was a rocky one.  My wife passed away while I was in the midst of my addiction.  At her funeral I was in withdrawal but I asked my mother to attend because I needed her strength.  I was ashamed and confused.  It was like I was the one that died and was having some kind of  spiritual experience.  My death experience …