“The benefit of substance abuse treatment for the criminal offender is indeed worth the cost and effort.”

Substance Abuse and the Criminal Offender

Posted on October 21, 2013

Substance Abuse and the Criminal Offender By Sonia Torrey, Counselor for Hope Homes Atlanta Sonia Torrey Is substance abuse treatment for the criminal offender worth the time, effort and money? Research shows that the benefit is markedly significant for society as a whole. Offenders who either use drugs or sell them have the ability to change the course of their life for the better with treatment. Such changed individuals once released from prison can become more productive members of society which also helps to reduce the amount of crime with their changed behavior. Staggering numbers of note indicate the benefit… continue reading »

A Wonderful Celebration of Recovery

Posted on October 1, 2013

Women’s Retreat on Lake Alatoona The Atlanta and Birmingham women’s communities had their annual retreat on Lake Alatoona in Clanton, GA. The weather was perfect! The women enjoyed a variety of activities including kayaking, canoeing, sunset cruising on a pontoon boat, and swimming. They also participated in many recovery oriented activities, among which guided meditation and a 12 Step walk were favorites. “The residents were active and really enjoyed all of the water activities. They talked about the previous positive experiences with lake activities in their lives,” said Birmingham counselor Adrienne Kelly. “Also, many of the women mentioned that it… continue reading »

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