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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 »

Filed under: Addiction, Recovery, Substance Abuse

Rihanna to Enter Sex and Love Addiction Treatment Program

  The relationship between Rihanna and Chris Brown has been making headlines since 2009, when Brown violently assaulted the ‘Diamonds’ singer. In recent years, the couple have reunited… and most recently, split again. This relationship has reportedly caused the singer enough stress and anxiety to check into a treatment center for Sex and Love Addiction at The Ranch clinic in Tennessee. This program follows the model of a traditional substance abuse rehab, and also includes the 12-step SLAA program. In 2009, Rihanna was brutally beaten by Chris Brown after an altercation. From this point on, her relationship with Brown was ground for public speculation. Rihanna got a restraining order against Brown, but it was rescinded in 2011 (US Weekly). In January 2013, the 2 singers were officially a couple again (TV3). The … Read entire article »

Filed under: Addiction, Celebrity News

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