Blogs and Updates

Learn more about our work to help addiction sufferers get well and stay well from this disease.

Our current data show that a majority of people seeking assistance with drug and alcohol addiction issues are men. This tracks with some national data on use, but we need better understanding of why more men and fewer women are getting help.

Starting today, we share our first data point, what it means for us, and some insight or context around it. This week's number tells us a lot about our clients and will help lead us to the best ways to get addiction sufferers well.

Connection with others is so important for everyone, but especially for those supporting a loved one through recovery from the disease of addiction to alcohol or drugs. Staying connected allows us as parents, siblings, spouses and friends to seek our own recovery and be empowered to effect change in our lives.

My son will turn 22 years old this summer. I thought I was past all of the feelings associated with that time. Until I heard the name of the judge my son spent too much time in front of. All of the feelings of frustration with the system, with my son’s disease, with the lack of recovery support, with the lack of direction came flooding back with intense force.

In my work as a recovery coach, I have frequently noticed that the individuals I work with often carry with them traumatic experiences from childhood.  

Join us for the opening of a Permanent Art Collection sponsored by Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls! The reception will take place on Friday, June 5 starting at 6PM, with a gallery talk at 6:30PM!

Hear from Peer Support Advocate Kylee Christoffels, who is a member of the Face It TOGETHER Sioux Falls team, but works out of the Sanford Health Clinic on 4th and Sycamore!