Running, But Not on Empty
I might have attributed it to the fabled ‘runner’s high’ had I not met so many dedicated runners who denied experiencing one–
Topics: maintaining sobriety, physical health
Hiring the Right People
They sought a trust relationship with the rehab– one that would continue through future referrals as well as the current one.
Groups That Work: Values
Effective working groups can continue their traditions through surprising changes in location, membership, etc.
Topics: clinician skills, groups, treatment models
These volunteers work for the welfare of the community by supporting the important work of your organization.
Topics: administration, family involvement, financial strategies, recovery-friendly, stigma
I ask myself if this Board, as presently constituted, is capable of taking the organization to that level of success.
Topics: administration, financial strategies, program development
Sober at the Wedding
What do you intend to prove, anyway, and to whom? That you can stay sober, or that you can drink again?
Topics: loss of control, maintaining sobriety, triggers
Stress builds up beneath your awareness. Then it passes a certain level and suddenly, you’re really aware of it.
Topics: boundaries, maintaining sobriety, stress
Decision Making in Early Recovery
Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.
Topics: decision making, early recovery, research
Negotiating With Ourselves
I contend that the outcome of a given treatment episode is often determined right at the outset, based on why the clients is in treatment in the first place.
Topics: counseling skills, treatment planning
About Saying “No”
You may have unintentionally established a pattern of saying things you didn’t really mean, or making promises you didn’t keep, or threatening consequences that never came to pass.
Topics: boundaries, communication, enabling and provoking