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The 12 Steps and Addiction Treatment – an opinion

Spiritual programs like AA have long served as the mainstay of addiction treatment. So have people who are recovery successes. That's the problem. A friend recently asked what I’ve got against spirituality in addiction treatment, citing my opposition to the...

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The Sad Story of Addiction Treatment and the Internet

The Internet has changed the way we communicate in ways previously only imagined. In addition to its instantaneous electronic wizardry, the fact that the internet is largely unregulated is an added attraction, especially to scoundrels who seek to exploit the net...

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Sobriety Changes With Time

When I first got sober a little over five years ago, I couldn’t imagine a time when sobriety wouldn’t be front and center in my life. The beginning of sobriety felt so all-consuming. It came into play in every aspect of my life and dictated what I chose to do and...

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FIRSTLY, IS IT A REHAB? Many websites these days masquerade as a rehab, when in actual fact, they are acting like a travel agent, namely selling treatment on behalf of a facility with whom they have a contract. This called “touting” and is outlawed by the ethical...

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Anything is possible in Recovery….

How to Strip...Sober As a stripper, I hear all the secrets and sorrows like a story I never wanted to hear while dancing naked and offering comfort. I’m often overwhelmed by the sadness and vulnerability of men I encounter. I’m in the yellow bathroom of the strip...

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“ When everything seems like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top. ”

” Change happens when the pain of holding on is greater than the fear of letting go. ”

” Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life! ”

” Sometimes the bad things that happen in our lives put us directly on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us. ”

“ I can choose to let it DEFINE me, CONFINE me, REFINE me, OUTSHINE me, or I can choose to MOVE ON and leave it behind me ”