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At Courage to Change in Airway Heights, Washington, we help restore dreams and open doors to great opportunities for many individuals. Learn their journey to success and share in their joy. Read our blog posts below.

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Unknown drug likely responsible for one death, 20 drug-related calls in Spokane

Posted on August 15, 2018 at 4:20 PM Comments comments (734)

Unknown drug likely responsible for one death, 20 drug-related calls in Spokane

Police said they received roughly 20 drug-related calls Tuesday of people acting in an "erratic fashion," indicating that there might be a substance in the area creating adverse health effects.

Author: Staff

Published: 10:14 PM PDT August 14, 2018

Updated: 12:56 PM PDT August 15, 2018

SPOKANE, Wash. — An unknown drug circulating Spokane is expected to be the cause behind a least...

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Art Therapy and Substance Abuse

Posted on November 30, 2017 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (96)

Art Therapy and Substance Abuse

Have you ever noticed how much listening to music on a drive home relaxes you after a long day?

Maybe you’ve even felt the sensation of being taken to another place when drawing!

It’s possible you’ve experienced the therapeutic benefits of art.

What is art therapy?

There are many types of therapy modules used by mental health professionals in treating individuals with mental illness and substance abuse disorders. ...

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Prescription Drug Abuse Fueling Rise in Heroin in Spokane

Posted on October 14, 2017 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (65)
SPOKANE, Wash. - The increase in prescription drug abuse is fueling a rise in heroin addiction, according to detectives at the Spokane Police Department. A growing number of people who've started abusing expensive prescription drugs are now switching to heroin, which is cheaper and easier to buy. The abuse begins when prescription drugs, like well known Oxycontin, is stolen from the prescribed market and sold to the black market. This most commonly occurs when addicts, across all age groups, st... Read Full Post »

Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction

Posted on September 29, 2017 at 3:00 PM Comments comments (128)
Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction Treatment and Recovery Can addiction be treated successfully? Yes. Addiction is a treatable disease. Research in the science of addiction and the treatment of substance use disorders has led to the development of evidence-based interventions that help people stop abusing drugs and resume productive lives. Can addiction be cured? Not always�??but like other chronic diseases, addiction can be managed successfully. Treatment enables peopl... Read Full Post »

Helping a Loved One

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (9)
When you first realize your loved one may be addicted, you may fear losing someone very precious to you to this scary, confusing and overwhelming disease. Addiction is all of those things, and it�??s also something that�??s too big to face on your own. So the first thing you should know is that with treatment and help, recovery is possible. It can be hard, though, to know where to start. What you�??ll need to do first is formulate a plan that will set into motion the process of pulling your lov... Read Full Post »

Treatment approaches for Drug Addiction

Posted on August 16, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (11)
Treatment Approaches for Drug Addiction Share Revised July 2016 NOTE: This fact sheet discusses research findings on effective treatment approaches for drug abuse and addiction. If you�??re seeking treatment, you can call the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA's) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357) or go to for information on hotlines, counseling services, or treatment options in your state.  What is drug ad... Read Full Post »

Person Centered Treatment - Why it works

Posted on August 2, 2017 at 7:20 PM Comments comments (47)

Personal-centered therapy is a common therapeutic approach used by counselors and psychologists to treat substance abuse issues. Person-centered therapy is also referred to as client-centered therapy, person-centered counseling and Rogerian psychotherapy after its founder, psychologist Carl Rogers.


The basic foundation behind person-centered therapy is that the client is the main focus. The therapist works to build an atmosphere where the client feels comfortable and ...

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Haven for Recovering Addicts Now Profits From Their Relapses

Posted on July 28, 2017 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (32)
Scott McIntyre for The New York Times DELRAY BEACH, Fla. �?? It was the kind of afternoon that cold-weary tourists revel in as they sip mojitos near the beach �?? a dazzling sun, a sky so blue it verged on Photoshopped and weather fit for flip-flops. But the young visitor from Arkansas, curled up into a ball near the sidewalk, had a better reason to be grateful. He was alive. �??You are overdosing on heroin,�?� Sean Gibson, a paramedic captain with the Delray Beach Fire-Rescue, had told hi... Read Full Post »