substance abuse

Guiding Light Helps Tim Build a Sober Life After Losing it All

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-25-2021 under NONPROFITS

  The very first time Tim tasted alcohol – at the age of 14 – he remembers that “I absolutely loved it. It was like a euphoric sense of freedom. Once I took that drink, it’s like all my anxiety went away, and a...

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Guiding Light to Host a Virtual Ministry Update Aug. 19

by (Guiding Light)

Submitted 08-11-2020 under NONPROFITS

Guiding Light will host a virtual Ministry Update on Wednesday, Aug. 19 to share how it has continued its rescue, recovery and re-engagement programming and restarted intake.  The Grand Rapids-based nonprofit will begin the...

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Catalyst Radio: Recovery Academy screens documentary “Happy”

by (Catalyst Radio)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under NEWS

Don't have time to listen now? Download the mp3 and listen at your leisure.   INTERVIEW In this episode of Catalyst Radio is featured the local organization Recovery Academy, and a preview of tonight’s fundraising event at Wealthy...

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Manasseh Project founder urges community to turn discomfort with injustice into action

by (Vossj)

Submitted 02-28-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

"Cultural change, in my opinion, starts when you change to conversation about the exploited population - language means so much," says Andy Soper, founder of The Manasseh Project.  While concrete statistics of how many people are...

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The Artists of Heartside Gallery and Studio-- Cory Ruiz

by (Heartside Galle...)

Submitted 04-30-2012 under NONPROFITS

Our featured artist for May is Cory Ruiz.  Here is the artist’s story in his own words.    "When I was a baby, my mom left me at the hospital. Growing up my life was so hard, going from foster home to foster home—I...

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Recovery Palooza Comes to Grand Rapids.

by (Paul H)

Submitted 09-14-2009 under NEWS

Once again, it’s time for Recovery Palooza! It will be held Saturday, September 19th at John Ball Park. The event is the fourth annual celebration of substance abuse recovery. It is held every September to observe National Drug and Alcohol...

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