From Phoenix Suns Gorilla to Spiritual Guide: Unmasking Calvary’s Henry Rojas

It’s been 30 years since Henry Rojas hung up his gorilla suit to follow his childhood dream. As the original Phoenix Suns mascot, Rojas was “an entertainment beast” by NBA standards.1 His crowd-pleasing antics made him the most popular guy in a room of thousands and earned him a six-figure salary at the height of…

Why Valentine’s Day Could Be Extra Hard for a Loved One in Recovery

By Jenni Deming The Bachelor may be a frivolous show, but it’s easy to get sucked into the drama. For two hours, you get to live vicariously through perfectly styled people on perfectly staged dates. Not to mention the rose ceremonies, which deliver over-the-top romance with an inevitable dose of heartbreak. That’s what Valentine’s Day…

The Life-Changing Power of Sleep in Recovery

By Christa Banister It’s no secret that Americans are notoriously sleep-deprived. And while that’s great news for, say, Starbucks, nearly 33 percent of the population experience symptoms of insomnia, which is characterized as difficulty falling or staying asleep.1 For those in recovery from substance use, sleep problems are especially common. Research shows that those abstaining…

How to Handle Your Dysfunctional Family Over the Holidays

Family can undoubtedly be amazing, selfless, and the support you need most. But, they can also be dysfunctional, petty, prone to arguing and lack understanding of you or your choices. Even if you’re in recovery, some family members may hold your past drug or alcohol abuse against you, or may harbor unresolved anger and resentment…