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Rebuilding Financial Freedom in Addiction Recovery

Recovering from substance misuse is a journey that encompasses all facets of life, including finances. The path to recovery often intersects with financial challenges, making it essential to address both aspects simultaneously for a holistic recovery. Rebuilding financial freedom after addiction is not only possible but can significantly contribute to ...

June 4th, 2024|Spectrum Corrections, Treatment & Recovery|

April is Alcohol Awareness Month – A Time for Understanding and Healing

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time dedicated to increasing understanding and reducing the stigma surrounding alcohol addiction. This month highlights the dangers of alcohol misuse and provides resources to seek help. The Prevalence of Alcohol Misuse in the U.S. The numbers are staggering. According to the Centers for Disease ...

April 9th, 2024|Spectrum Corrections, Addiction|

Addressing Racial Disparity in the Opioid Epidemic

The opioid epidemic has ravaged communities across the United States, but the crisis disproportionately impacts the Black population. While overdose deaths have increased for all groups, the rate among Black Americans is particularly alarming, with significantly higher numbers and faster growth compared to other demographics. A Spike in Black Overdose ...

February 12th, 2024|Spectrum Corrections, Addiction|

What’s It Like to Work in Addiction Treatment?

Are you interested in working with individuals with substance use and/or mental health disorder? Seeing the stigma surrounding substance use disorder can make this profession appear daunting, however it can also be incredibly rewarding. Following a career path into addiction treatment and behavioral health, you’ll find yourself among a community ...

January 31st, 2024|News, Spectrum Corrections|

Group vs. Individual Therapy: Finding the Right Recovery Fit

In your recovery journey, finding the right support system is crucial. Two pillars of that support system are individual and group therapy, each offering unique benefits and challenges. Choosing between them, or even incorporating both, can be intimidating for someone navigating the path to healing. Understanding the Individual Experience Individual ...

January 19th, 2024|Spectrum Corrections, Treatment & Recovery|

The Key Role of Addiction Treatment Services in the Justice System

Despite widespread understanding of the disease model of addiction, substance use is still perceived as a criminal act. Every year, 1.16 million Americans are arrested for the sale, manufacture, or possession of illicit substances. Incarceration is a common punishment for drug-related crimes, with the National Institutes of Health estimating that ...

January 3rd, 2024|Spectrum Corrections, Treatment & Recovery|

Congratulations to Athena Haddon on her Salute to Excellence Award

An incredible amount of effort is needed in our mission to provide a comprehensive continuum of addiction treatment and recovery supports. That’s why Spectrum Health Systems is proud to employ individuals that are skilled, qualified—and most importantly—passionate about recovery. One employee that embodies these characteristics every day is Athena Haddon. ...

December 8th, 2023|News, Spectrum Corrections|

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