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August Newsletter

Grief & Loss In Recovery People with substance use disorder (SUD) often suffer losses due to their addiction. Consequences of addiction result in many losses: jobs and careers, financial well-being, friendships and relationships (significant others and children),...

July Newsletter

Medication Assisted Treatment Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is now available for people with substance use disorders (SUD). According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2019) MAT “combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat SUD and...

June Newsletter

Where is Bottom? We often hear people comment that someone who is not ready to make lifestyle changes relating to addiction, have not yet hit bottom. Where is bottom? Is it in a cardboard box behind a dumpster, a jail cell, a hotel room estranged from family and...

May Newsletter

Welcome to Holland This poignant story was written by a mother of a child with autism. She describes how she was not prepared for the experience. She likened it to preparing for a trip to Italy and after landing finding out she was in Holland. She finds the new...

April Newsletter

Many women served by Magdalene Serenity House have endured adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) as well as intimate partner violence. The impact of these events results in lasting adverse health outcomes: suicide, substance use, and post traumatic stress disorder...

March Newsletter

Women who have experienced oppression, violence, addiction, and incarceration often have little sense of empowerment. In some cases, programs providing services to these women unintentionally perpetuate feelings of oppression and helplessness by implementing rigid...