The Roots of Cocaine Addiction

In a world addicted to speed, it’s easy to mesh all of life’s moments into this justified blur of doing what it takes to get by. Some with more rational motives than others, but nonetheless a rush to nowhere where you must run twice as fast just to stay in place. As Brooks Hatlen once …

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How Non-Alcoholic Drinking Patterns are Still Harmful

Ethanol, otherwise known as alcohol, has been around since the dawn of time. At least as old as the fermented sugars it’s derived from are.Whether celebrating, mourning, or just completely trying to mask your feelings to hide from life, alcohol has been an acceptable liquid to sip on since that dawn of time(minus a brief …

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What Qualities Should a Good Sponsor Have?

From blatant powerlessness to brimming with undeniable power, how is it that any hopeless alcoholic ever manages to make their lives look appealing to anyone? How does somebody festering with despair oozing out of their pores later become a shining beacon of hope in the recovery community? Simply by taking recommendation and giving it back …

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How to Defeat Holiday Depression in Sobriety

It’s that time of the year again. The time of the year where we rush from one heat source to the next(even those of us in Florida sadly). The time of the year where a hot cup of java and yoga/sweat/pajama pants are your best friend (more so than normal). That time of the year …

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Russell Brand Celebrates 16 Years in Recovery

Life is way too short to stay stuck in an Eeyore like prose for the remainder of your days. What little bit of it we have should be enjoyed with love, fun, and laughter. Laughing is, and will always be, the best form of therapy one can find. Laughter soothes the soul. It builds relationships. …

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Opioid Related Deaths on the Rise

Over the last several decades we’ve seen some pretty weird fads that people surprisingly hopped onto. We saw disco come and go, the pet rock didn’t stay for long, and don’t forget mullets or the worst, rooster top man buns that are now everywhere. Most of these things made their headway and disappeared with only …

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Alcoholism Without Alcohol

Alcoholism without the alcohol or sobriety without recovery? Very different concepts, but also one in the same. It’s kind of the same concept as staying clean by living dirty and staying dirty by living clean. Or even better, the difference between being a good person who sometimes acts wicked versus an evil person that occasionally …

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Reservations in Recovery

A little excerpt from ‘The Hobbit’ reads: This thing all things devour; birds, beasts, trees, flowers. It gnaws iron, bites steel; grinds hard stones to meal. It slays kings, ruins towns, and beats mountains down”. What is it you ask? It’s time, precious precious time. Time is quite the fickle construct. It takes more of …

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Why is a Gender Specific Treatment Program Important?

It’s the 21st century. Everybody has a smart phone glued to their hands and their eyes stuck to that. We fight and terrorize each other, shooting first and often asking questions later. There’s an opioid epidemic rampaging about the United States of America, and half the country glorifies it through selective media outlets while the …

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