Turbulence

Turbulence is a way of life living with addiction in its many forms. Thus sayeth the women at the Lighthouse, a fifteen-month, faith-based residential treatment program for those recovering from substance abuse. Turbulent enough that Nicole suffered a panic attack while drawing a twisted heart surrounded by black spidery figures, her image of . . . → Read More: Turbulence

Unseasonable

The weather was unseasonable for mid-April. Pouring buckets of rain, thunder booming and lightening flashing across the Oxnard plains. More like a mid-winter storm, but a perfect atmospheric background for painting the seasons of life in shades of gray, the latest art activity for the women at the Lighthouse, a fifteen-month, faith-based, residential . . . → Read More: Unseasonable

4 Examination

What are your most common emotions? The ladies at the Lighthouse, a fifteen-month, faith-based, residential treatment program for substance abuse recovery, had no problem pop-corning their common responses – anger, anxiety, frustration, disappointment, depression, loneliness, grief, feelings of numbness and being overwhelmed, and more. Drugs and alcohol had been their preferred means of . . . → Read More: 4 Examination