Professional Versus Not

April 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

From the beginning, it was designed to be a program for living… a grass-roots approach based not on scientific research or professional practice but on the direct experience of recovering persons.

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Are 12-Step Fellowships Religious?

April 14, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Both sides present arguments, and for the most part, those arguments depend on the separation of spirituality from religion.

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The 12-Step Success Rate

April 7, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

AA and NA aren’t designed to have a ‘success rate’. Their mission is to reach out a helping hand to those who still suffer.

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Ideology Wars

February 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

If Project MATCH had it right, and all three work but none works significantly better than the others– then what’s all the argument about?

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Anonymity versus Celebrity

February 6, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Look what’s happened to the public image of rehab as a result of those awful high-profile celeb incidents.

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The Damage Assessment

January 17, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

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We certainly shouldn’t feel good about the damage we’ve done, but wallowing in useless remorse is a bad place to get stuck.

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Humility Ain’t for Wimps

October 21, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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If perfectionism, long-held resentments, or the unreasonable expectations we have of our wonderful selves get in the way, we’re still stuck.

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The Readiness is All

September 27, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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When addicts and alcoholics are unprepared for the reality of sobriety, it’s all too easy to run back to the familiar hell of addiction.

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Taking the Fifth

August 16, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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It can be intimidating to look over the inventory, and think about sharing these shame-laden items with another real live person.

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Nonbelievers Moral Inventory

July 12, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

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Non-believers build moral codes without churches, because you don’t need to believe in a god(s) to know the difference between right and wrong.

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