Mind Over Matter

Where there’s a will, there’s a way. If you can dream it, you can become it. Don’t worry, be happy. We’ve all heard these inspirational sayings meant to spur us on to bigger and better things or help us hold on when we feel like we’re at the end of rope. They may work for […]

No Shame in Shouting for Help

I wake early, sometimes very early. I have been in this habit since I was a kid. When I asked my mom in her later years if she remembers me doing this as a child, she said, “Oh yeah.” And when I asked her why she thought I did this, she answered, “You were always […]

Black Bear Rebirth

Every story has a beginning. The triumph of every story is still being written. What we see in life often reflects what we choose to see. And while it is easy to see the beauty surrounding Black Bear Lodge, it is also easy to be blinded by the beauty and miss this message in the […]

Black Bear Spirit Guide

Every story has a beginning. The triumph of your story is still being written. In each of our lives there are moments when we feel alone, hurt, and lost. If the staggering burden and isolation of addiction meets you for your morning coffee, burns into you at high noon or tucks you in at night, […]

What’s Behind the Rise in Heroin Abuse and Addiction?

Over the past decade, dependence upon opiate painkillers like Vicodin, Lorcet, OxyContin and others has turned from a growing problem into a virtual epidemic. Lawmakers and prescribers have worked together and cracked down, creating a dearth of product for those living with an addiction. The hope was that addicts would turn to addiction treatment to […]