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Substance Use Disorder and Behavioral Health Expert

Peer Support, Co-occurring Disorders

Trauma and Substance Use Disorders


Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Recovery Language

Harm Reduction

Narcan Administrating Training and Distribution

Rewiring Your Brain with Gratitude

Supportive Housing


Leadership Coaching

Team Building

Clinical Supervision for Social Work in MO. and KS.

Supervision for Substance Use Disorder Certifications in MO.

Darla Belflower

Founder and CEO

Book Launch

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July 19, 2023

I Am Not Anonymous

By Darla Belflower


Thank you to everyone who came out and supported me for my company and book launch! Stay tuned for what is next!

Darla Belflower has worked in leadership in the substance use disorder and behavioral health ​fields her entire career. She operates her own training and consulting company covering a variety ​of behavioral health topics, including peer support, diversity, equity, inclusion, recovery language, ​harm reduction, co-occurring disorders, and how to serve LBGTQ+ individuals better. She serves ​as the Clinical Director at Healing House, a substance use disorder recovery organization.

Darla's influence extends beyond her professional roles. She is the Vice Chair of the Kansas City ​Recovery Coalition, a board member of the Missouri Coalition of Recovery Support Providers, ​and a member of The Missouri Department of Mental Health State Advisory Council. Her active ​involvement in these organizations is a testament to her dedication and the respect she ​commands in the field.

Darla is a Clinically Licensed Social Worker in Missouri and Kansas, a Licensed Addiction ​Counselor in Kansas, a Certified Reciprocal Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Missouri, a ​Certified Peer Specialist, a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, and a trainer and educator of ​Narcan distribution. She obtained her MSW from the University of Kansas, and she has a BS in ​Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Studies from Missouri Valley College. She has made ​presentations at numerous professional conferences, seminars, and trainings at the local, state, ​and national levels.



October 15th and 17th

10:00 AM -2:00 PM Central Time Virtual

Two Part Training

California Institute for Behavioral Health Solutions

Co-Occurring Disorders

An Overview of Prevalence, Assessment, Client Engagement and Treatment ​Interventions

Individuals with a behavioral health diagnosis have varying lifetime prevalence ​rates for developing a substance use disorder. Unfortunately, individuals with co-​occurring disorders face numerous challenges, such as an increase in the severity ​of symptoms, lower treatment adherence rates, higher dropout rates, an increased ​risk of suicide, and a greater chance of relapse. To help providers better ​understand this population, this workshop will provide education on the ​prevalence of co-occurring disorders, assessment tools, engagement strategies ​with specialized populations, and treatment interventions.

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Darla’s Blog

July 10, 2024

Relationships can be challenging at the best of times. When combined with the process of recovery, whether it be from ​addiction, trauma, or mental health struggles, the dynamic can become even more complex. However, with ​understanding, patience, and effective communication, it is possible for relationships to not only survive but also thrive ​during the recovery process.

Recovery is a deeply personal journey, but it's important to recognize that it can impact those closest to us. Whether it's a ​romantic partner, family member, or close friend, the changes and challenges of recovery can ripple out to those we care ​about. With this in mind, it's crucial to approach the intersection of relationships and recovery with empathy, open-​mindedness, and a willingness to adapt.

Open and honest communication is one of the foundational keys to successfully navigating relationships during recovery. ​This means creating a safe space for all parties to express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns without judgment. For ​the individual in recovery, this might involve sharing their needs, triggers, and boundaries with their loved ones while ​remaining receptive to feedback and support. On the other hand, partners and loved ones should also feel empowered to ​communicate their needs and concerns while actively listening to and validating the person's experiences in recovery.

Practicing patience and understanding is essential for relationships and recovery. Recovery is rarely a linear process, and ​there may be setbacks, relapses, or difficult periods along the way. In these moments, it's crucial for all parties involved to ​offer each other grace and support while also acknowledging that healing takes time. This patience applies to both the ​person in recovery and their loved ones as everyone navigates their emotional journey within the context of the larger ​relationship dynamic.

Building a strong support system can be invaluable for the individual in recovery and their loved ones. This may involve ​seeking professional help, attending support groups, or counting on the support of friends and family for guidance and ​encouragement. By fostering a sense of community and shared understanding, relationships can become a source of ​resilience and strength during recovery.

Ultimately, the intersection of relationships and recovery requires a mutual commitment to growth, healing, and ​understanding. It's about recognizing the inherent challenges and joys of both processes and approaching them hand in ​hand. By fostering empathy, open communication, patience, and a strong support system, relationships cannot only ​survive the trials of recovery but emerge stronger and more resilient than ever before.


Seeking therapy can be a beneficial and transformative experience for many people. As a therapist, I offer a safe and non-judgmental ​space to explore and understand how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are all connected to your well-being. I help clients ​identify their goals, and together, we develop a plan to reach them. I will provide support and guidance as you create new coping ​strategies, improve communication skills, and work through past grief and trauma. I will help you understand your patterns and ​make positive life changes. Whether dealing with substance use disorder, mental health issues, struggling with life transitions, grief ​and loss, sexual orientation or gender identity issues, or simply seeking personal growth, therapy can provide invaluable support and ​empowerment.

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I Am Not Anonymous

Recovery Planning

Gratitude Journal

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