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WHY WON’T THEY LOVE ME?

Another nice couple walks into my office. They are both professionals, attractive, intelligent, have two children and look pretty normal….

Addiction: How To Prepare For Death, Part 1

My addiction to narcotic pain medication has provided to me an education in life I never could have foreseen coming….

Death over sobriety: treating depression and addiction 

Sam first admitted into drug and alcohol treatment after her involuntary hospitalization release. This had been her second suicide attempt…

Addiction, Recovery, & Recurring Painful Experiences

RJ Handley One of the greatest spiritual truths I have learned after the 12 Steps is that we will repeatedly…

3 Common Misconceptions About Recovery

So much of recovery focuses on early sobriety. The first 24 hours, the first 30 days. Many treatment centers offer…

SPIRITUALLY HOT

I was at a meeting recently and someone shared about his spirituality and how we should treat that like our…

A Letter to Those Who Continue to Perpetuate the Stigma of Addiction

Over the last few days I have seen several posts on Facebook about Narcan (naloxone HCl) and the misunderstanding by…

The Script That Started The Heroin Epidemic

“Addiction, more specifically drugs, bring us to our knees. If you’ve never been addicted you’ll never know the pure hell…

Recovery when your family doesn’t understand addiction

Brad was twenty-two when he decided that his life had become outrageously unmanageable.  He had been work to late…again, and…