Oct. 5 event aims to de-stigmatize addiction and promote recovery

Oct. 5 event  aims to de-stigmatize addiction and promote recovery

GREAT BARRINGTON— From its scenic vistas to its myriad eateries located in an especially walkable downtown, Great Barrington has often been described by tourists and longtime residents alike as idyllic. But could the 2012 Smithsonian-ranked “best small town in America” be among the many communities throughout the Commonwealth and beyond struggling to defend against an […]

Escaping vaping

Escaping vaping

GREAT BARRINGTON — What if, instead of substances, youth could be redirected to rock climbing? That’s the hope for Railroad Street Youth Project. The Great Barrington-based organization has partnered with Adventure Recovery to provide a recovery-focused program, guiding people between the ages of 14 and 25, through the external and internal wilderness. Utilizing outdoor skills […]

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

A new play about addiction, recovery and the opioid crisis will hit the stage at the Universalist Unitarian Meeting of Southern Berkshire in downtown Housatonic on March 28. The play, “You Are Not Alone,” written by Berkshire native Patrick Toole, will take audience members through the difficulties of a group of people recovering from drug […]

Life after a brain injury

Life after a brain injury

Broom handles. Blue Duct tape. Toilet plungers. Doesn’t seem like much alone, but MacGyvered together, these three items have the ability to assist individuals in achieving cognitive wellness. Just ask Susan Taylor, who used the items recently as part of a painting workshop during a brain injury day program in Lee. In 2011, Taylor was […]