The Tara Treatment Center Blog

Perspective form a Tara Alumnus 

An Alumnus  Perspective  “….  For me, my sobriety isn’t so much about what I get from the program as it is who I’ve become because of the program…” Jan M.   My name is Jan and I am a grateful recovering alcoholic and drug addict.  I was born and raised in southern Indiana to family…

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Overdose: the leading cause of accidental death in the US

Today we can Help Change the Leading Cause of Accidental Death Drug overdoses account for more deaths than traffic fatalities, gun homicides and suicides. Fatal overdoses from opiate medications such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone alone, quadrupled between 1999 and 2010, accounting for an estimated 16,651 deaths.[1] In 2011, drug misuse and abuse caused about…

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Horticultural Therapy Helps Addiction

Horticultural Therapy and the Phenomenon of Hope Ask anyone in recovery to describe how they felt once they finally hit bottom, and most likely the feeling of hopelessness will be on the list. Conversely, a key factor associated with recovery from addiction is the phenomenon of hope. In this context, “hope” may be defined as…

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The Myth of Hitting Bottom

Rock Bottom  Bruce Perkins – Perkins Intervention, PC Have you ever heard the statement “You can’t help an alcoholic or an addict until they hit bottom?” That is exactly what I thought until I discovered the miracle of intervention while attending St. Mary’s College in Minneapolis, MN studying Chemical Dependency Family Therapy. I used to…

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Resident Perspective

An inside look from a resident’s perspective (Mary J. was a resident of Tara’s program. She graciously agreed to share her experience, strength and the message of hope in this issue of our newsletter)  My name is Mary and I am an alcoholic. Those words flow from my mouth on almost a daily basis now,…

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