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Abstinence vs. Harm Reduction

By Josh Thompson, Guest Contributor of Addicitionblog.org

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Drug & Alcohol Addiction Group Meetings Importance

Relapse of drug and alcohol abuse is the biggest deterrent for addicts failing in recovery, but this core idea can be forgotten or misplaced throughout recovery. It can be easy for those in recovery to lose focus of relapse avoidance because of all the other benefits a sober life can offer. Continued support group attendance is the sole pillar of which all other recovery theme must be.

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Mariners Inn visits the Detroit Insititute of Arts

The Mariners Inn Residential Program was invited back to the Detroit Institute of Arts for another season of gallery tours, arts, and crafts.  Bob, the case manager, took a handful of our gentlemen to the DIA for four straight weeks in May of 2012.

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Mariners Inn Featured on Detroit Non-Profits Blog

This past spring break, I was an Alternative Spring Break Detroit participant. During the week, we visited various nonprofit organizations and panel discussions. We attended a panel discussion at Mariners Inn and discussed issues within the city

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Growing Dreams - Mariners Inn Community Garden

This year, we started our first community garden. The video you are watching documents the men harvesting our first crop, lettuce. The purpose of the garden is to give the gentlemen a healthy, therapeutic outlet while also giving them the opportunity to contribute to one of the major issues in our community, an inability to access fresh produce.

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Demolition for future urban farm

 

Volunteers from Motor City Blight Busters, Starbucks and Teach for America deconstruct houses in Detroit.

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/VideoNetwork/1555648080001/Demolition-for-future-urban-farm#ixzz1s2GrOTFK

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Musicians and Drugs

Eminem’s first step advice to anyone with a drug or alcohol problem is to “admit you’ve got a problem.” In the second part of Access Investigates Musicians and Drugs, they look at those who found their way out of a downward spiral and are now living a drug-free life.

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Harvey's Story

Hello, my name is Harvey Pollard.  This is the story of what my life was like prior to Mariners Inn, what I’ve done since I’ve been a client at Mariners, and what Mariners has helped me with during my stay.  Become I came into Mariners Inn my life was completely unmanageable.  My family couldn’t control me and my friends weren’t really friends unless our friendship involved doing something doing something negative and unnecessary.  I started smoking marijuana, taking prescription medications, and drinking alcohol as a minor.  I loved the feeling of being high all the time; it helped me to e

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