Sharing Your Story

Jared Murray is a friend and colleague of mine that works at The Reprieve for Men in Alabama. He was asked recently to give his testimony at his home church in Alabama about addiction, recovery and his life story. The preacher used a Bible translation that made some of the words in Romans chapters 6-8 fresh and new for me. … Read More

The “Contagion” of Suicidal Ideation and How to Interrupt These Thoughts

On October 18th, at the Young Adult Transition Association (YATA) conference, I heard a lecture by an author, Lee Daniel Kravetz, about his book, Strange Contagion: Inside the Surprising Science of Infectious Behaviors and Viral Emotions and What They Tell Us About Ourselves.  He studied “contagion” of thoughts, emotions, and behaviors and wrote a book about it. His idea and … Read More

Louise Presents with Karyn at NATSAP

  Louise really enjoyed speaking at NATSAP in October with Karyn Kaminski. Their presentation was called “I Just Can’t Fix Your Kid.” Below is the PowerPoint for you to review.   What do you think? without-video-i-cant-just-fix-your-kid-se-natsap-2016  

Richard Rohr and Twelve Steps

Like probably most of you reading this blog, I have experienced the effects of addiction and mental illness in my own family…this is more the “rule” than the exception.  As I became a therapeutic educational consultant and began to work with students and their family systems with addiction and substance abuse issues, I began a steep learning curve to understand … Read More

Collegiate Recovery: The Texas Trip

We had a great two day tour of The Ranch at Dove Tree (RDT) and the Center for the Study of Addiction and Recovery (CSAR) in Lubbock, Texas. We were really excited when we were invited to attend a “celebration of recovery meeting” with over 100 people our first night there. We watched students receive chips from sponsors, parents, and … Read More

Teens and Prescription Drugs

Alarming statistic:  1 in 4 teens admit to using prescription drugs that are not prescribed for them. We are seeing more opiate abuse in our part of the country. National Survey Finds Big Jump in Teen Abuse of Prescription Drugs By: Rick Nauert PhD   Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on April 24, 2013 A new … Read More

How do you Measure “Success” in a Theraputic Program

This question comes up often and is more difficult to answer than you think and yet profoundly simple at the same time.  Some parents feel guilty when they have feelings of relief when they send their son or daughter off to a wilderness program or a therapeutic school.  Feeling a sense of failure as a parent, while at the same … Read More

Video Game Addiction?

Both May and Louise are professional members of the IECA  – Independent Educational Consultants Association. Every two months, they receive a newsletter called IECA Insights in which the IECA discusses issues of importance to members of the IECA. In the latest newsletter, there was an interesting article about video game and Internet addiction. At The Price Group,we have certainly seen … Read More

Wilderness Experience

Please read this incredible story of recovery from a very brave young woman named Allie!  For so many young adults in the throes of addiction, the hardest step is the first step:  agreeing to go to treatment.  We find that the wilderness experience gives young adults time to reflect, time to slow down, and time to get reconnected to their … Read More

National Recovery Month

  If you type into Google, “September National Month” quite a few things pop up.  National Preparedness Month, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, College Savings Month, National Skin Care Month, even National Chicken and National Rice Month! But one cause stood out to us today,  National Recovery Month.  Our local paper, The State, posted an article entitled Addiction – recovery helps … Read More