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Safe Injection Sites

Already found in several other countries, safe injection sites are not currently legal in the United States. There are at least 13 proposed safe injection sites throughout the US working through the appropriate channels to receive approval. A safe injection site is a designated location where individuals can go to find sterile needles that theyRead More

Did I Disappoint Them?

No matter what your age, for many of us, pleasing our parents is a seemingly unattainable, but persistent, unwavering goal. While a multitude of research has been done over the years about just what fuels this desire to please our parents, much of the reasoning is still unknown, likely an instinctual behavior buried deep inRead More

Which Recovery Facility is Right for Me?

Once you’ve made the decision to get treatment for your addiction, the next step is critical. You need to determine which recovery facility to work with to get you the help you need. When you have opted for an inpatient program, you need to find a facility that is the right fit for your needs.Read More

Women and Finances: What we Need to Know?

For so long, men were responsible for money and financial decisions in a relationship. Thankfully, those days are long gone. What does that me to women everywhere? It means that women are beginning to take an active role in their family’s financial situation. As women earn more and more money, we are obliterating the age-oldRead More

Do Women React To Alcohol Differently Than Men?

Alcoholism is a chemical dependency on alcohol in which key structures and functions of the brain are altered. A primary function altered by alcoholism are the pleasure and reward system, which are intimately connected. Alcohol produces a flow of dopamine, a neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are brain messaging chemicals which carry signals throughout different areas of theRead More

Motherhood And Addiction, Part 2

Part 2- Helping Women Heal “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” -Helen Keller My ability to help women heal from the perils of addiction relies on my capacity to understand what women really need in order to get better. As a therapist, I have heardRead More

Motherhood And Addiction, Part 1

Part 1 Notes on Being a Mother “Once she stopped rushing through life, she was amazed how much more life she had time for.” Unknown Being a mother is the most rewarding job in the world. It is also the hardest. People often ask me how I manage caring for my three children and aRead More

A Unique Transitional Living Program for Women

We are thrilled to announce that Villa Tranquil’s website is live! We look forward to serving you and your family with transitional living services and healing opportunities. Through our transitional living program, women take the building blocks they have gained through treatment and continue to refine them, creating a positive foundation for recovery, reflective ofRead More