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Strengthening Our Relationships with Others During Times of Crisis

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Frightening situations like impending hurricanes, blizzards, and the current Covid-19 pandemic test us in many ways. Some of us panic shop, loading up our carts with excessive amounts of supplies, while others may ignore the situation entirely. Our actions can make the situation better or worse. Take this opportunity to be smart, respectful of the […]

How is the Coronavirus Affecting People in Recovery?

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These are uncertain times as people around the world seek to protect themselves and loved ones from the coronavirus, named COVID-19 by the World Health Organization. The current health crisis can be especially challenging for those in recovery from an alcohol or substance use disorder. COVID-19 is particularly dangerous for those over 65 and those […]

A Brief History of Al-Anon and Nar-Anon

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Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) was founded in 1935 to enable members to “stay sober and help other alcoholics achieve sobriety.” By the 1950s, the 12-step support program pioneered by AA was popular worldwide. Because AA focuses only on alcohol, and not on drug use, James Patrick Kinnon, known as “Jimmy K,” founded Narcotics Anonymous (NA) in […]

March Celebrates National Professional Social Work Month

National Professional Social Work Month

Organized by the National Association of Social Workers (NASW), National Professional Social Work Month is celebrated each March. The month-long recognition celebrates the social work profession and the important contributions made by social workers across the globe. The NASW was founded in 1955 and has grown to more than 120,000 members, making it the largest […]