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Recovery: Not a One Stop Shop

Recovery: Not a One Stop Shop

When I stopped using drugs and drinking, I didn’t realize that there was more to recovery than physical sobriety. Not all of the issues that I’m dealing with can be addressed in AA; luckily, there are other 12-step programs available for me. I can discuss my physical sobriety and struggles at NA and AA, deal with food issues at OA, and for my sexual and relationship strife – my newest exploration into other programs – … Read entire article »

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The Many Varities of 12 Step Programs

The Many Varities of 12 Step Programs

  As an addict, it is in my nature to flood my brain’s pleasure centers. After a night of riding the tidal waves, I come to in a pool of spilled bourbon and stale sweat. I begin to feel at home in the deep end, dependent on the bottom feeders. What begins as a problem with benzos and alcohol might grow to include codependency or addictive thrill-seeking behaviors. I begin to associate the desperation of the morning … Read entire article »

Filed under: Recovery, Treatment

The Science of Honesty in and out of Addiction

  I have always been a proponent of the facts, truth, and objective reality – however you choose to name it.  The scientific method (asking a question, forming a hypothesis, predicting an outcome, conducting a test, and then arriving at an analysis or conclusion) is a practice I try to implement in my everyday life.  Which toothpaste will make my teeth whiter or what health benefits I may reap by following a particular diet, how to better absorb and process the text of a book, or what methods allow my creative process to be as rewarding as possible are examples from my daily life. After carrying out my experiment and having arrived at my conclusion, I can then safely accept what I have discovered as being true; the cold, hard facts, if … Read entire article »

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