The Latest from Allies in Recovery


An Invitation to Freedom by Jack Kornfield

Have you found that there are certain thoughts or sensations or feelings that keep coming back when you meditate? This thoughtful piece by invites us to consider that those "stuck places" may require a bit of additional attention, a slightly different approach than we'd use with  the usual "train of thoughts". Even if you're a beginner in the realm of meditation, this short piece is worth the detour.


How on Earth Can We Support Him Detoxing at Home?

Detoxing at home from opioids is possible, though you'll probably feel unprepared for it. Here are some important things to know and look out for. You'll also want to be prepared to call in a professional if needed...


Podcast #71 — Dominique Interviews Annie Highwater on Her Journey Thus Far

Dominique interviews Annie Highwater on her journey to her current vocation. Annie speaks of the feelings of craziness and chaos she grew up in: "When life feels hopeless and you feel like everyone around you is losing their mind... I was so surrounded by it, I never saw a way out!" She speaks of the peer support work she does now, and shares a message of hope that comes from her own lived experience: "Recovery is a beautiful thing, and it's possible for any family." She talks about her own journey to healing: "I started noticing that the more peaceful I was, the calmer the situation would be." Annie's enthusiasm is catching, and her journey is inspiring. Tune in!


David Scherer, CRAFT Expert & Researcher

David Scherer, PhD has been a collaborator on the Allies team from the start. He is a retired clinical psychologist and professor emeritus in the Psychological and Brain Sciences Department at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He worked with adolescents and families for over 35 years, doing research and publishing articles on adolescent development and how to most effectively treat troubled adolescents. Here is a selection of his publications.


Is Your Loved One in the Criminal Justice System in MA?

Our collaborator, Dr. Haner Hernandez, has shared with us these "talking points" for Massachusetts families facing a Loved One's involvement with the Criminal Justice System. You will also find the necessary forms to request a criminal offender record.

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Dominique Simon-Levine welcomes you to Allies in Recovery and gives you a tour of the member site

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My Loved One Is Using Right Now

Focus on Your Loved One's Use