Fall 2014

Shatterproof

Taking on addiction for families By Vivian Gatica - Addiction affects the whole family. That’s what Gary Mendell will tell you. His son, Brian, s...

Habits, compulsions and addictions

There is a direct, potentially progressive relationship between habits, compulsions and addictions that grow more harmful. Here are some definitions with a litt...

Finding home, again

Refugees set themselves apart as survivors, but they are not safe from the holds of addiction. Patrick’s family was strikingly different from other refugee f...

Stop the gambling train

Many envision stopping an addiction as if it only takes a few quick steps, but it is more like stopping a train. Similar to an addiction, a train does not st...

Healthy choices

Transformed life Every day I look into the eyes of men and women who are struggling to overcome addictions. As an officer in The Salvation Army, I have the r...

Redesigning recovery

Creative Matters offers new chance at imaginative career In Los Angeles, one residential treatment center is taking its client job placement program further ...

Transforming water

A book you won’t put down From a straw filter to household water filtration units, borehole wells, pump repair, water systems and water source fencing, t...