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FEATURES 08 FAITH FOR A CHANGE Community and faith are keys to success 12 HELPINGHERSELF Women’s outpatient graduate learns value of self-worth 16 A FAITHFUL LEADER COO is aligned with faith and evidence-based treatment 20 KNOWTHY SELF Retiring Senior Counselor reflects on qualities she can pass on 46 GIVING BACK, NOT GIVING IN CD Tech knows how it feels to be a client at Micah House 50 WELCOMING A NEWCLIENTELE Outpatient program offered for women to recover together 54 FROMMESSTO SUCCESS Joleen Murphy needed a push into recovery

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60 THEMICAHHOUSE A poem by Melinda Waltrers

34 UNDERSERVED AND UNDETERRED Overcoming the unique challenges LGBTQ individuals face with addiction 36 RELAPSETRACKERS Fitness trackers can help prevent relapses 38 PROLONGINGTHE PAIN Study suggests painkillers may be having the opposite effect in the long run 40 GROWING CONCERNOVER HEROIN USE New poll shows Americans are increasingly concerned with the dangers that heroin use poses to the country 44 BOOM, BUST, ANDDRUGS Study says economic downturn leads to increase in substance use disorders

IN THE NEWS 24 BEND BUT DON’T BREAK Yoga is being used to help people maintain recovery and avoid relapse 26 COPINGWITH DISCRIMINATION Discrimination remains largely ignored as a cause of substance abuse 28 FIGHTING FIREWITH FIRE Researchers look to combat addiction through repurposed pharmaceuticals 30 HIDDENDANGERS Alcohol poses whole host of health concerns 32 MORETHAN SKINDEEP Implant represents revolutionary approach to treating opioid addiction

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