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Intervention Services in North Carolina

By Whole Families | March 26, 2019

We are here in North Carolina North Carolina Intervention Services Whole Families Intervention Services orchestrates interventions for drug addiction, alcoholism and eating disorders in North Carolina. We service North Carolina residents with a host of resources: intervention services, personal recovery coaching, sober transport and aftercare. In North Carolina our intervention service process, as soon as …

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Rehab Reviews -Whole Families Intervention and Services, Inc.

By Whole Families | March 26, 2019

The Basics Based out of Wilmington, North Carolina, Whole Families Intervention Services is owned and operated by certified Arise interventionists, Frances Murchison and Kelly M. Chambliss. Whole Families Intervention Services offers recovery coaching, sober support and transportation services for individuals going to or from treatment. It is available to adults and adolescents who are dealing with addiction, …

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U.S. deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide hit highest level since record-keeping began

By Whole Families | March 5, 2019

The number of deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide in 2017 hit the highest level since federal data collection started in 1999, according to an analysis of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention data by two public health nonprofits. The national rate for deaths from alcohol, drugs and suicide rose from 43.9 to 46.6 deaths per 100,000 people in 2017, a 6 percent increase, the Trust …

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Recovery Quotes

By Whole Families | February 18, 2019

Recovery Quotes about Hope “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” ~Zen proverb “Expose yourself to your deepest fear; after that, fear has no power.” ~Jim Morrison “Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning, anyone can start over and make a new ending.” ~Chico Xavier “I don’t think of all …


By Whole Families | February 17, 2019

On December 13, 2017, VOGUE published a beautiful tribute written by Philip Seymour Hoffman’s partner, and the mother of his three children, Mimi O’Donnell. We’ve copied her raw and beautiful reflection below for easy reading. May we love and support each other today. And may we learn to let go. The first time I met …


By Whole Families | February 17, 2019

Richard Rohr is a Franciscan monk and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico. His teachings are founded on “radical compassion,” something we could all use in a bit more abundance. In a brave announcement of hope, he writes of the possibility of transformation. May we all be transformed by …


Anne LaMott

By Whole Families | January 5, 2019

At Whole Families, Anne LaMott is a hero. Here’s what she wrote on the 29th anniversary of her sobriety.May you remember today that grace bats last. On July 7, 1986, 29 years ago, I woke up sick, shamed, hungover, and in deep animal confusion. I woke up this way most mornings. Why couldn’t I stop …

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By Whole Families | December 10, 2018

FORGIVENESS How do we treat those who have done us wrong? How do we treat the spirit inside when we’ve done ourselves wrong? In a life of recovery, we work daily to turn our frustration into appreciation, our anger into love, our resentment into forgiveness. “In the Babemba tribe of South Africa, when a person …

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By Whole Families | November 21, 2018

  In October 2017, Tina Nguyen of Vanity Fair reported on the opioid crisis sweeping the United States. Pursuing a sober life in recovery, we at Whole Families know that our communities need to do more than “just say no.” It is truth-seekers like Tina who help bring these issues to light and give them …

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By Whole Families | October 23, 2018

  As addicts ourselves and loving friends and family to addicts, it’s natural to feel that we’ve been dealt a heavy hand. Why do bad things happen to good people? Why are some spared, and some not? It is easy to let our pain and suffering prevail, taking the passenger seat alongside it. In the …