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What You Need to Know About Withdrawal

By |April 12th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Detoxing from drugs or alcohol is one of the most challenging things one can ask of themselves. Addiction itself is hard enough, but having to face the withdrawal symptoms, or the physical and emotional ...

What Is Powerlessness? Step One of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

By |April 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“We admitted that we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable.” That’s Step 1 of the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous, and as anyone who is active in the 12-Step community will ...

Change Holiday Traditions to Support Recovery

By |February 28th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mulled wine and wassail when guests arrive, eggnog on Christmas Eve or a champagne toast before the turkey is carved… These familiar traditions are incorporated into many festive holiday seasons, but they may be ...

Eradicating the Shame of Addiction

By |February 25th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

September was National Recovery Month. We observed Mental Illness Awareness Week at the beginning of October. Yesterday, we recognized World Mental Health Day. These three observances have some overall objectives, many of which overlap: Raising awareness about mental ...

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