Entries by artalacarte

What Message Are We Sending to Young People?

What Message Are We Sending to Young People? Everyone seems to searching for an answer or way to have an impact on the current heroin epidemic.  There’s been a lot of conversation, meetings, and awareness events. Here’s a suggestion that each one of us can implement starting tomorrow that is a zero cost idea guaranteed […]

Kicking Open the Door on Mental Health

Kicking Open the Door on Mental Health I want to share with you the story of my friend Diane. Diane struggled with a heroin addiction for many years. Although she went to treatment, she relapsed several times and heroin gradually robbed her of the basic elements of her life; family, job, friends.

Life Can Bring Us Close to the Edge

Life Can Bring Us Close to the Edge Everyone seems to searching for an answer or way to have an impact on the current heroin epidemic.  There’s been a lot of conversation, meetings, and awareness events. Here’s a suggestion that each one of us can implement starting tomorrow that is a zero cost idea guaranteed […]

What’s A Family To Do?

What’s A Family To Do?: Strategies for Helping a Loved One Who is Addicted to Drugs or Alcohol What is a family to do when a loved one has an active addiction to alcohol or drugs? That is the challenge faced by scores of parents, siblings and children each day in this country. The numbers […]

Death on Christmas Day

Death on Christmas Day Joe and Charlene’s son Patrick would be 41 years old if he were alive today.  Patrick was a lovable, introverted, very bright young man whose warmth and sensitive spirit made him easy to befriend.  No one, not his parents, sister or neighbors would ever have predicted that he would die at […]