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When recovery comes home

When recovery comes home

Knowing how to support your loved one when she leaves treatment can set you both up for success.

 
Stumbling blocks on the road to recovery

Stumbling blocks on the road to recovery

Be aware of these 12 common attitudes that can sabotage your recovery.

 
Revive your relationship

Revive your relationship

Addiction can take a toll on your love life, and the best way to fix that is restoring the bonds, one step at a time.

 
Wake up and say 'Hello'

Wake up and say 'Hello'

How one man’s journey to reclaim his Sunday mornings and define his relationship with alcohol is starting a revolution.

 
Ten tips for talking to kids about addiction

Ten tips for talking to kids about addiction

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and during 2015 the campaign is focusing on talking to youth about addiction. Here are some pointers to get the conversation started in your house:

 
April is Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month

The 2015 campaign will focus on early intervention and prevention of teen drinking.

 
Dealing with your child's addiction

Dealing with your child's addiction

One veteran parents shares her tips for surviving the tough times.

 
How to handle a loved one's treatment

How to handle a loved one's treatment

Going to rehab can be scary for the addict, but what about the people who are left behind?

 
Recognizing the signs of a loved one's relapse

Recognizing the signs of a loved one's relapse

How to cope - and help - when someone you love is on the brink.

 
Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

How one man's passion for sports grew into a recovery network.

 
Go ahead, get angry

Go ahead, get angry

Acknowledging your emotions - even the ugly ones - is an important part of recovery.

 
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Celebrity Spotlight

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Actress Glen Close is vocal about mental illness

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Football star Johnny Manziel completed 10 weeks in rehab.
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Voices of Recovery


Tools for moving through fear

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By Margi Taber || Let's talk about F.E.A.R, which some people refer to as “false expectations appearing real”. For me, fear is that voice that creeps into my head bringing with it negative chatter and trying to put me on a path toward sabotaging my goals. What is the real fear behind allowing me to create the career I am desiring? What am I afraid to let go of?Read More.... ..

 

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By Andrew Sullivan || I awake, carrying the same feelings into the conscious world with me. It takes me a moment to appreciate that the bright light shining through my window is reality, and that I had just woken up from another relapse dream.  Read More.... ..

 

 

Sobriety Junkie: My Hope for Her

Headshot_1By Greg Kayko || She's in high heels ... and a black skirt and a black and white check blazer and a white blouse.  I would guess her in her 40's or 50's at a glance, and, if it were any given weekday morning, I would have guessed her to be on her way in to work. But as I pass by and glance back in my rearview mirror, my somewhat rusty but never completely dormant alcoholic mind kicks in and clarifies everything. Read More.... ..

Confronting Cross-addiction

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Overcoming the fear of Step 5

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By Jim Jensen || I started thinking about actually sitting with someone I had never seen in my life and telling him all the things (well, almost all the things) I had done “wrong,” I got a little sick to my stomach.  Read More.... ..

 

 

 



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"Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed
is strong enough.
 

- Om Mandino

 

 

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  GuarnottaIn the story of the tortoise and the hare, the slow-moving tortoise wins the race against the quick and overly confident hare by pacing himself, proving that speed does not always lead to success. This age-old story has parallels to addiction recovery and shows the value in taking time to get from where you are to where you want to be.Read More...   
 

 

HortonBy Michelle Horton || If you've ever been stuck in a hard place, wondering the right thing or the best thing to do, it helps to shift perspectives. Read More...

 
 
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Don’t worry!  Being solo for a while might be a refreshing surprise. Read More...

 

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