• Meeting the Needs of Students in Recovery

    Overview In its 2002 report on college drinking, the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism describes U.S. college campuses as supporting a culture of drinking. Staying clean and sober in an environment where drinking and, to a lesser extent, other drug use is an accepted behavior presents real challenges to students who are in […]

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  • Live with Integrity and Live Your Best Life

    Are you the kind of person you say you are? Do you have the integrity you want to have? Are you living little lies that keep you from real happiness? Ask yourself: When you hear a juicy piece of gossip, do you pass it on? Do you think it’s harmless to tell little white lies […]

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  • Recovery: There is Hope for Everyone

    This was written as a response to the news of Amy Winehouse’s death Those who do not survive addiction leave behind grieving families, friends and communities who may question what they could have done differently. To this tremendously agonizing question there is no single or simple answer. We can, however, start to look at addiction […]

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  • 10 Tips for Restructuring Your Life in Recovery

    In recovery, things are bound to be different. There’s simply no way that life can go on as it did before. Still, recovery is a scary prospect for many who are just beginning this stage of the healing process. There are so many unknowns, and it’s hard to know how to plan for such a […]

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  • Co-Occuring Disorders and the 12 Steps

    Following the Twelve Steps can be uniquely challenging for people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. From mixed messages about medication and treatment, to dealing with emotions that arise from working the Steps, Marya Hornbacher provides practical guidance for approaching sanity and sobriety. We admitted we were powerless over alcohol–that our lives had […]

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