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Harm reduction? More like harm inflation.

I recently wrote a blog about my how I understand that in some circumstances harm reduction is necessary. However, as I have more and

My Favorite F Words Are “Freedom From Alcohol”

To swear or not to swear, that is the question. Every once in a while I get into a debate with someone on whether

Is Admitting That You’re In Recovery The Same As Breaking Anonymity?

For the second year in a row I attended Toronto’s Recovery Day event. As a person who is proud to be in recovery I

Coming to Terms With Harm Reduction

I’ve had an interesting relationship with harm reduction over the years. Prior to sobering up in January of 2005 I tried my luck with

My AA Nightmare

My AA Nightmare As I sat in the meeting last night I observed that the gentleman next to me had a bad cold. As

Objectionable Treatment Centres in Canada

There is a plethora of addiction/mental health treatment centres across Canada, many of them private. In Ontario anyone with a load of money and/or

The 12 Step Effect on Addictions Counselling

I’ve been in the addictions field for around a decade. My inspiration in joining the addictions counselling ranks came from my own personal journey

The Great Treatment Fallacy

Any good treatment centre will tell you that treatment is just a beginning it’s not a cure. Treatment is a safe place for an

The Hardest Amends

#VoicesInRecovery The hardest amends I had to make in recovery was to my mother. She had passed away from non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Cancer a couple