HAMSA Stories

September 03, 2020

Addiction's Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic

Addiction's Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic

“What's deadlier than drugs and alcohol?" Stigma and shame.

September 03, 2020

HAMSA Program Manager Featured on Podcast

HAMSA Program Manager Featured on Podcast

The Growth Exponential Podcast, hosted by Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D., recently spoke with Leslie Lubell, HAMSA Program Manager.

September 03, 2020

Bestselling Author Holds Virtual Q&A About His Memoir on Family and Addiction

Bestselling Author Holds Virtual Q&A About His Memoir on Family and Addiction

Reporter Newspapers' Erin Schilling publicized a recent virtual question-and-answer session between NYT Bestselling Author David Sheff — "Beautiful Boy: A Father's Journey Through His Son's Addiction" — and Leslie Lubell, HAMSA Program Manager.

August 24, 2020

Addiction and its Impact on the Family

Addiction and its Impact on the Family

Sally Anderson, a Licensed Professional Counselor at JF&CS, has 10 years of experience providing psychotherapy and education to individuals and families struggling with substance abuse issues. She shares how addiction can impact the family as a whole as well as the individual.

August 13, 2020

Addiction’s Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic : Interview With Author David Sheff

Addiction’s Impact on Families Intensified by Pandemic : Interview With Author David Sheff

HAMSA welcomed David Sheff on August 20 for an intimate conversation about addiction in America, and its impact on families – with the wisdom and insight that can only come from the parent of a child with addiction.

April 17, 2020

Can you ever trust an addict? Even in recovery?

Can you ever trust an addict? Even in recovery?

With recovery, if you take it in little steps, you can start to build back that trust and recover your relationship. You are putting marbles in the jar. If the marbles resemble trust, you are offering your recovered loved one the opportunity to, one-by-one, put marbles back into your jar.

September 12, 2019

Opening the Door to Recovery

Opening the Door to Recovery

Recovery is hard. Supportive resources are needed to open the door and begin the journey to recovery.

September 04, 2019

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

Each September, SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) sponsors Recovery Month.