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CARF ACCREDITATION

Breaking News! We are thrilled to announce that The Last Resort Recovery Center is officially CARF accredited! We just found out today that our team has earned this distinguishing achievement for a full three-year term! What does this mean? “CARF International accreditation is a public seal of trust and commitment to quality based on internationally…

236 Heroin Overdoses In 3 Weeks

The Akron Beacon Journal reports on the current OD toll in the city, and the escalation of the problem, tied by authorities to the influx of a powerful elephant sedative in the heroin chain: “From January to June, Akron paramedics responded to about 320 drug overdose calls. In the three weeks between July 5 and…

A Cup of Joe

Good morning brothers and sisters!   The word honest or honesty is mentioned 23 times in the first 164 pages of the basic text in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous. In fact, its one of the ESSENTIAL requirements of THE PROGRAM! I am really big on looking up the definitions of words in an…

Cup of Joe 7/5/16

Happy 4th of July everyone! It never ceases to amaze me how quickly time flies by in the realm of the spirit. We are half way through the year already! To trail off of last weeks cup of Joe… Just as the man must till the soil and carry the water, he must continue this…

David Tejeda Joins The Last Resort

Please welcome David Tejeda as our newest licensed therapist. David is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), and certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). We are excited to bring David’s experience and passion for recovery to our Clinical Team. David will be working with clients individually as well…

Cup of Joe – Week 1

” Before enlightenment, carry the water, till the soul. After enlightenment, carry the water, till the soil. “ – Zen Proverb We who have experienced awakenings of the body, mind, and spirit have come out of the darkness. We see ourselves, God, people, and this world with new eyes. Those of us in recovery have…

Why Recovering Addicts Make Great Dads

Why Recovering Addicts Make Great Dads   The disease of addiction is often characterized as one of “selfishness and self-centeredness.” Individuals in active addiction prioritize their substance use to such an extent that they are unable to behave in a way that demonstrates love and concern for the people that surround them, despite their best…

Joe’s Story

A Texas native, Joe Hartwell was born in Houston. Following a troubled home life and his parents divorced when he was 12, Joe left home at age 14 and hitchhiked to California. He spent the next two years following the Grateful Dead as they toured across the US and began experimenting with drugs an alcohol.…