Exhale

By Gina Rhodes When you have a loved one who is suffering from the disease of addiction, you are constantly on edge. You walk on eggshells every day, your stomach is in knots and you have many sleepless nights. You are careful with what you say. You don't want to "rock the boat." In many [...]

By | 2017-03-15T16:09:19+00:00 March 15th, 2017|Addiction, Community, Families Healing Hearts, Recovery|0 Comments

Inner Light

By Ryan Rhodes It is my belief that people are born inherently good at their core. Inner light exists in everyone. It is life experience and trauma that can cause our light to dim. I was told by a therapist, “Everyone is like a diamond, Ryan. Trauma is like adding layers of muck that cover [...]

By | 2017-02-09T11:27:27+00:00 February 9th, 2017|Addiction, Community, Recovery, Rhodes to Recovery|0 Comments

Chaos

By Gina Rhodes As parents, we simply cannot manage the chaos in our addicted loved one's life. Our instinct to make things better for him or her is a good one, but in the face of addiction it becomes counterproductive. When you put yourself in charge of your loved one’s addiction, it only gives them [...]

By | 2017-03-15T16:08:52+00:00 January 24th, 2017|Addiction, Community, Families Healing Hearts, Recovery|0 Comments

Brotherhood. Blood and water.

By Ryan Rhodes My personal tribe consists of both blood and water. Family and friends whom I respect, admire, teach and learn from. A group of like-minded people from varying backgrounds who have the common goal of improving ourselves mentally, physically and spiritually on a daily basis. This is not some “Hallmark card” warm and [...]

By | 2017-01-20T11:54:54+00:00 January 4th, 2017|Addiction, Community, Recovery, Rhodes to Recovery|0 Comments

The Opioid Epidemic is Everyone’s Responsibility

By Ryan Rhodes In an unprecedented move that nearly took my breath away, US Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy sent a letter this summer to every physician in the country, warning them about the dangers of overdose of prescription opioids such as OxyContin. The letter urges physicians to take a close look at the pain [...]

By | 2017-01-20T11:55:26+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Addiction, Community, Recovery, Rhodes to Recovery|0 Comments