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Our founder’s addiction treatment programs have treated more than 110,000 patients. As thought leaders, they have published numerous peer-reviewed journal articles that have advanced addiction science and impacted policy.
Welcome To The NorthStar Care Resource Library
Our experienced team has assembled video and educational content to help our patients and families better understand the disease of addiction, what healing from AUD can look like, and what you can expect in treatment.
The Struggle Is Real - Resources For Those Struggling With AUD
Home For The Holidays…And In Treatment?
By April Wilson Smith, MPH, Lisa Chiodo, PhD, & Amanda Wilson, MD Do you feel like you need treatment, but you don’t want to be
Help! I Can’t Sleep!
By April Wilson Smith, MPH Having trouble sleeping? You’re not alone! Most people who are trying to change their relationship with alcohol have difficulty sleeping.
Do You Need In-Person Meetings?
By April Wilson Smith, MPH It seems like the first thing people say if they find out you are struggling with Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
Six Things You Didn’t Know About Peer Support
By April Wilson Smith, MPH Maybe you have heard of Peer Support, maybe it’s new to you. From the name, you’ve probably guessed that it
Keys to Success: Enjoying Life
By April Wilson Smith, MPH “Isn’t this [place] too nice for you?” asked the husband of one of the women I went to rehab with.
Support In Virtual Reality – Try It and You May Like It
By April Wilson Smith, MPH Are you someone who avoids “support groups” at all costs? Do you hate technology? Or both? Lots of people approach
Be An Ally Free From Stigma - Resources For Family & Friends
Resources and educational content is not just for our patients. We strive to educate and support patients’ families as well.
We Do Not Say “Alcoholic.” Here’s Why.
By April Wilson Smith, MPH, Lisa Chiodo, PhD, & Amanda Wilson, MD At North-Star Care, we do not use the word “alcoholic.” We do not
When Will My Loved One Be Fixed?
By April Wilson Smith, MPH & Lisa Chiodo, PhD Patients, families, and friends (we like to call family and friends “allies”) come to Alcohol Use
If My Husband Had Cancer
By Kim Renninger If my husband had cancer, went into remission, and then the cancer came back, no one would ask me “why.” They might
Enabling or Life-Saving?
By April Wilson Smith, MPH When I was struggling terribly with alcohol and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, people used to ask my mom, “Has she hit
“He Drank Again”
By April Wilson Smith, MPH & Amanda L. Wilson, MD Few words are as scary to loved ones of people in Alcohol Use Disorder treatment