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Is Comparison Killing Your Recovery? Learn How to Break Free Now

It is human nature to compare yourself to others, especially people you respect, who you feel have some form of control over […]

Headed Back to School in Addiction Recovery? 10 Things You Need to Know

September 7, 2017

Going back to school to increase your job skillset or to gain certification can help to improve your earning potential, build a […]

12 Questions About the 12-Steps: Are You Done after the 12-Steps?

August 21, 2017

By design the 12-Steps, like recovery, are meant to be ongoing. The steps are not something you simply check off a list. […]

Is Your Summer Drinking an Indication of a Serious Problem?

August 17, 2017

Kegs by the pool, a case of beer at the beach, packing lots of liquor for camping trips, or continuous refills on […]

The Irrational Fear of Not Drinking

August 16, 2017

For me, the biggest hurdle I had to overcome before I finally decided to put the drink away for good was the […]

Helping other alcoholics

July 17, 2017

I saw him while driving to work, standing on the corner, sign in hand, people passing, not giving a second glance. He […]

Surprise! Top 5 Most Common Unexpected Triggers for Addiction Relapse

July 15, 2017

It is common knowledge that when things go wrong, it can be a trigger for relapse for people in addiction recovery. Financial […]

Top 10 Ways to Take Control of Your Life in Addiction Recovery

June 30, 2017

In the 12-Step program, participants are often encouraged to acknowledge that they are not in control of their lives, that instead, a […]

12 Questions About the 12-Steps: What is a Sponsor?

June 22, 2017

When you’re in recovery, “sponsor” is a word you hear often. What is a sponsor? As James explains, a sponsor is simply […]

Getting It

June 6, 2017

I am mentally ill. There, I said it. I have been medically treated for depression since 2001, when my psychiatrist prescribed Wellbutrin for my […]

Struggling with a Higher Power                

May 18, 2017

The basis of a twelve step program is the acceptance of a power greater than ourselves to restore us to sanity. Seven […]

How Long Does It Take to Reverse Alcohol Damage?

May 17, 2017

According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the most frequently occurring substance use disorder is alcohol use disorder. […]

Why bother!

May 2, 2017

The thought of abandoning something that you have kept close for years, sometimes decades seems inconceivable. For those of us who were […]

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