How will you make it better?

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain.  Often, it not only impairs a person’s ability to control behavior, but also alters areas of the brain related to decision making ability, learning and memory.  Addiction can also profoundly affect the lives of the family members and friends of individuals struggling with an addiction.

The good news is, together we can make it better.  Like many other illnesses, with the right help, people can and do recover.  Whether you are suffering from addiction yourself or have a loved one who is, we’re here to help you understand what’s happening and what you can do.

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March 26, 2014

Join us in Making It Better! Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain that not only impairs a person’s ability to control behavior, but
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LaSalle Academy submits their promises

November 21, 2013

Alex Chace, a LaSalle sophomore, heard about Together Make It Better in interviews with the Butler Hospital team and decided he could bring the message
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Comfort Food: No one brings dinner when your daughter is an addict

November 8, 2013

Our children, sometimes complained jokingly about our daily fare. “Someone should get cancer so we can eat better food,” they’d say. And we actually laughed. Almost a decade later, our daughter, Maggie, was admitted to a psychiatric hospital and diagnosed with bipolar disorder, following years of secret alcohol and drug abuse. No warm casseroles.

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