The Opioid Crisis and Organ Donation

According to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), a study of 52 areas in 45 US states showed that overdoses from opioids increased 30 percent between July 2016 and September 2017. In the Midwest, it’s more like 70 percent. That’s a staggering...

Kristina Flores Scholarship Awarded to Maranda Marie Leonard

True North Recovery Services has awarded the $1,000 Kristina Flores Overcoming All Odds Scholarship to Maranda Marie Leonard, a senior at Susitna Valley Jr/Sr High School in Talkeetna, Alaska. Leonard’s perseverance through a litany of childhood hardships earned her...

A Badge Is No Shield From Addiction: Michael’s Story

The word “addict” conjures different images for different people. But few of us would picture an officer of the law. In fact, police officers and similar professions marked by stress and anxiety (firefighting, EMS, etc.) are at high risk for addiction and substance...

Going Into Rehab Doesn’t Have To Mean Going Away

We’re always hearing about the rich and famous going into rehab. You might envision some lavish, gated property with lots of water features and palm trees, and certainly, those exist. But for most people committed to recovery, the key decision isn’t which place has...