Mayor Betsy Hodges reflects on the choice she made, at just 19, to stop drinking. It was a bet with herself that has paid off, she said.
Mike Schiks, executive director and CEO of Project Turnabout in Granite Falls, Minnesota, shares his take on gambling dirorder.
Kevin Chandler, a lawyer and former Minnesota state senator, talks about his new book of daily meditations and the unique challenges of legal professionals in recovery.
U of M creative writing professor Julie Schumacher tells of the day she had to ask a student: “Do you plan to harm yourself or anyone else?”
Jon Cummings, the founder of Minnesotans for Safe Driving, has delivered the talk about his son’s death more than 2,800 times.
An alcohol-related, single-car accident in January 2013 left the former GOP firestarter so badly injured that he had to relearn things — “a lot of things,” including the colors of the rainbow.
Kathleen Bischel Beddow tells of her son’s journey from the halls of Capitol Hill Magnet School to a county group home and Unit 800 of Minnesota Security Hospital in St. Peter.
Marathon legend Dick Beardsley tells the story of his recovery from addiction to painkillers and the farm accident that started it all.
Michael Humphrey, director of the new nurses treatment track program at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation in Center City, speaks from experience.
Marie Manthey, a pioneer in the Primary Nursing model, explores the relationships between nursing, addiction and recovery.
As St. David’s Center prepares to expand the reach of its children’s mental-health services, one mother expresses her gratitude.
Mayo Clinic psychiatrist J. Michael Bostwick revisits his research on medical cannabis, and takes a hard look at the many inconsistencies across the landscape.
Patrice Salmeri, director of the StepUP recovery program at Augsburg College, reflects on her work with students and the barriers she herself had to overcome.
Beverly Lonsbury’s ministerial approach to late-stage alcoholics is simple and powerful: The men tell their stories, and she listens.
The Minnesota Health Department’s Refugee Health Program is about to pilot a new mental-health assessment tool — one that eases the way for provider and patient alike.
A study led by Normandale instructor Jillian Peterson looks at 150 Hennepin County Mental Health Court parolees and the 429 crimes they committed.
University of Minnesota Professor Michele Bratcher Goodwin takes on Tennessee’s bill to criminalize pregnant women who use illegal drugs.
Raw moments in the debate over a bill to make the heroin antidote naloxone more widely available and to provide immunity for those who call 911.
Ron Coleman, a voice-hearer diagnosed with schizophrenia, offers others an alternative path to institutionalization and medication.
“We knew it was coming,” said Dennis Virden, Rep. Steve Smith’s longtime friend, legislative committee administrator and AA sponsor.