What My Treatment Center Did Right

May 5, 2016 by Nadia Sheikh

Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.

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Working the Steps

December 10, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m constantly focused on acknowledging things I can’t control. I turn it over to my HP just like I used to do with the desire to drink.

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The Colors of Serenity

April 16, 2015 by Cecile

We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.

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Recognizing Depression

January 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The better we understand the origins of a depressed mood, the more likely we are to come up with an effective remedy.

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Effective Group Design: Shared Understanding pt. 1

January 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Not everyone attaches the same meaning to a particular term. This problem pops up a lot in counseling, treatment, and similar settings.

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Why Slogans?

October 15, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

None of us can change our past or exercise much control over what’s yet to come.

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…And Now I Know the Rest of the Story!

June 30, 2013 by Richard Curtis

I had to think back to the retreat leaders I had experienced, and remember just how much they listened to me and offered prayers, not advice.

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Finding a Skeptical Starting Point

May 22, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

“How will your program curriculum and staff work for someone who doesn’t believe in a god?”

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Taking Charge by Having Faith

April 1, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

We can “turn it over,” not because we believe there is a God who will do something for us or to us, but because we understand that recovering from addiction depends on outside help.

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Avoiding the Money Relapse Trap

February 22, 2013 by Eric Dresdale

Learning financial responsibility forces us to address and change behaviors and habits associated with our addictions.

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