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What's Your Reaction?

The Silly Season is approaching and that means that there will be triggers aplenty for anyone - whether in recovery or not!  Because everyone is triggered by situations all the time.  It's just how we cope with it that varies.  Unacknowledged…
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I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become!

There is no shame in being or knowing someone with a substance abuse disorder! It's time to let go of the guilt and embarrassment that is felt around having a dependence on a substance.  People who develop substance abuse disorders are not…

Now we really can start to address the systemic problem

I have posted this talk so that we can start to rebuild SA and start to address the high crime rates in this country by welcoming home the marginalized that have been impacted by the war on drugs. This is a great TED talk I suggest you watch…
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(Not) What every little girl wants to be...

When asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?", no little girl living in a magical world of ballerinas and ponies has surely ever been heard to answer, "Oh, I'd like to be an addict...I'm not sure at this stage what substance I'd like…
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One Way Ticket to Relapse City!?

There are so many people and things that have helped me along the road to recovery.  The people I have to thank for their love and support are numerous and they know who they are, because I’ve made it my business to keep them close and show…

Oh.... so its not a brain disease after all!!!!

This is a post I got from the following site http://www.soberforever.net/addiction-brain-changes.cfm ... there is so much information out there it must be confusing for the family members... Our stance is, take what works for you, if you want…

The smart Money should be moving to treatment

The war on drugs is over.... Now its going to be addiction treatment center wars... I have been in the drug business all my life.... growing up in a house where ethanol (Alcohol) was the drug of choice coupled with mandrax, mogadon and other…

Coaching The Addictive Personality

Coaching The Addictive Personality - The need for Recovery Wellness Coaching   Good morning all you guys out there  interested in addiction ... if you are reading this because you have a family member that has a substance abuse problem…
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A Predictable Course

A Story from one of Judith's Clients   A Predictable Course Life was not bad and I never thought I had problem drugs and drinking. I drank socially and did drugs occasionally. The first thing I learned when I came to AA was that Alcoholism…

SHARP Blog

There's something that I really want to talk about today, and I fear that isn't going to win me a popularity contest in the world of recovery.  But sometimes it's important to speak up on issues that have such an impact on our lives and those…