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Rockin' Recovery

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Global Recovery

Global Recovery

It's no secret that addiction can affect anyone, anywhere. What can we learn about treating addiction from cultures around the globe?

 
Questions, answers and unknowns

Questions, answers and unknowns

Defining your spiritual beliefs – or even choosing to explore them – can be a daunting prospect. Here’s how to get started.

 
Jane, Unchained

Jane, Unchained

Former CNN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell is taking charge and having fun in recovery.

 
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Are you in the right recovery meeting?

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(Really) understanding addiction

(Really) understanding addiction

Taking an honest look at what it is and why you’ve got it.

 
You’re sober. Now What?

You’re sober. Now What?

You’ve changed your drinking habit. Now, it’s time to work on the rest of your life.

 
Letting go

Letting go

Letting go is a common theme when starting the New Year, especially as we think about what happened in the year prior.

 
Roadmap to recovery

Roadmap to recovery

Understanding the stages of recovery and developing healthy coping strategies can help you achieve long-term success.

 
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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.... ..

 

 

 

Creating a life on purpose

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Debunking the addiction story

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By Tommy Rosen ||There is an extraordinary force that helps perpetuate all addiction. I call it the Addiction Story. This is the story you tell yourself that builds the case for continuing your addictive behavior. Read More.... ..

 

 
 
 

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