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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…

Cravings cravings everywhere, but not a drop to drink

24 years ago I lived to drink and drug. From the time my eyes opened until they closed, each day,…

The Unspoken Shame of Loving an addict

When Hannah first met Jake, she didn’t know he was hooked on painkillers. She did know that he liked scary…

LGBTQ and Substance Addiction Treatment

Take a look at the blue-and-gold beer advertisements on almost every billboard, on TV, and interrupting your Pandora playlist. Heterosexual…

Ready to Mingle? 3 strategies for cultivating a sober social life

Before treatment, the thought of socializing without drugs or alcohol just wasn’t appealing. Now, you feel stronger after going through…

Freedom: It’s An Inside Job

FREEDOM. I have been searching for it my entire life. I think the reason I’ve never found it is because…

Recovery From Addiction & The Five Stages Of Grief

If addiction is the lone island of hopelessness and despair, recovery is the bridge towards relief and gratitude. And, while…

I Dont’ Drink Because It Doesn’t Make Me Feel Good

As I approach almost 9 years of sobriety, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what it means to be…

People In Recovery Can Change The World

Why am I here? That’s a good question. I will never forget when a student asked me something quite similar…