Part One: My Son is a Heroin Addict: A Mom’s Tale

Amy is the mother of Steven, a heroin addict who recently almost died from an overdose. Steven is now living in a sober house after completing an inpatient treatment program. Amy is hopeful for her recently-turned-18 son. She is committed to his recovery no matter how he chooses to go about it. Amy also struggles […]

Survival of the Fittest

What doesn’t kill us makes us kinder. But perhaps, friends of recovery, it’s time to put on our game faces. Sunday’s triumphant upset at Super Bowl LI highlighted a truth that people touched by recovery from addiction know well, and can only try to explain to others: It ain’t over till it’s over.  So many who are now […]

Addiction in the Foster Care System

When a child does not receive the care that he or she needs, whether due to maltreatment or other causes, they often wind up in the foster system. Without foster care, hundreds of thousands of youths might currently live on the streets—assuming they lived at all. But while foster care may exist for noble reasons, […]

Meet the Team: Josh New, Clinical Director

RAW sat with its Clinical Director Josh New to talk about his role, his life, and his passion heading into a brand new year of helping people into recovery. (Editor’s note: We are enormously blessed to have this man in our lives.) RAW: Tell me about your clinical background. Josh New: I had been sober probably […]

Helping Children of Opioid Addiction

It would be nice if we could go a month—or even a week—without reminders that the opioid epidemic continues to loom large. Unfortunately, we can’t. Every time a fresh face walks through our doors, we’re reminded that the world outside just isn’t working as it should. But those who see news about the opioid epidemic […]