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What happens when I relapse? 5 Signs to look for

December 6, 2021

Sometimes when recovery is going well, you may get too comfortable in your new state of being and you make think, “I can handle it from here.” You must stay on track with working the steps or the inevitable backward slide begins. Don’t let success be your trigger! Read More

Families Need Recovery, Too

November 22, 2021

Many people have broken free from the isolation and oppression that substance use disorder can bring.  Treatment centers, therapy, and community self-help groups offer opportunities to learn more about the disease, yourself, and how to live a more fulfilling life instead of just surviving. Read More

Why can’t she hear anything I say?

October 25, 2021

It is healthy for your loved one to know your limits: how far they can go with you and how far you will go with them.  Setting boundaries establish that you are willing to support them in recovery but unwilling to engage in enabling behaviors. Read More

What’s Grief Got To Do With It?

October 11, 2021

We challenge the notion of grief as something you “get over,” or as something that can be done a right way or a wrong way. We face head-on the grief that comes from being in active addiction, the multiple losses…family relationships, control of your life, financial stability, health, friends to overdose, and the list goes on. These are the losses that are often over looked or negated, but are no less painful. Read More

Ben Affleck on depression, addiction and how sobriety has made him happier

September 21, 2021

Ben Affleck is interviewed on Nightline Read More

When the Doctor Is In… Treatment: When Helpers Need Help

September 1, 2021

In working with lawyers, physicians, pharmacists, physicians’ assistants, counselors, executives, and educators there are some issues that arise for professionals that are (but don’t have to be) unique. Read More

6 Strategies to Avoid Relapse Triggers

August 18, 2021

It the responsibility of the person in recovery to identify and know their own triggers.  A trigger prompts a thought, which if romanced, can become a craving.  A craving can become a relapse if action is not taking to deal with it. Smash that thought, play the tape to the end, and remember the pain you felt in active addiction.  Read More

90 meetings in 90 days… It’s not just for newcomers

August 1, 2021

When you’ve done 90 meetings in 90 days – start over. Attending a meeting keeps you engaged in a constructive activity – if you’re not at work, or volunteering, or helping out your family, why aren’t you at a meeting? Read More

We Are Family: Loving a Person with Substance Use Disorder

July 26, 2021

Often friends or family put their needs on the back burner and neglect their own mental, emotional, social and/or physical health. As we begin to reengage in activities which are life-giving, we start to gain some perspective and feel better. The situations may not change, but our ability to recognize what we can and cannot do changes drastically. Read More

Jamie Lee Curtis Opens Up on Her Drug Addiction and Recovery

July 7, 2021

“I refer to myself as a junkie to demystify it. There are lots of forms of addiction in the universe. If you are asking yourself can I stop this, then you’re in a prison of your own mind.” Read More

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