Retrain Your Brain: Scripting

January 16, 2013 by Cecile

Language– the words we choose for our self-talk– has a powerful influence on our brain function. Words can help us re-shape the cycle of feelings, impulses, and behaviors.

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Slips and How to Avoid Them

January 14, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Treatment generally includes identifying high risk situations and making a plan for dealing with them. Benny knew his sales meetings were high-risk; he just wasn’t willing to give them up without a trial. Three slips later, he acknowledged reality.

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Early Recovery: Twelve Pitfalls

January 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

If you notice any of these signs, it’s a good idea to make an appointment right away, talk to your group leader before/after a group session, or bring them up in your support or step group.

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Cultivating Calm

January 10, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

It helps to think of anxiety as simply a part of our body’s natural response to stress. It’s a protective response with both physiological and psychological aspects.

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Eight Ways to Drive Yourself Nuts

January 8, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

They’re common to many forms of mental illness, and they can afflict most of us at one time or another during our lives, even if we don’t suffer from any disease at all.

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RecoverySI’s Sober Blogroll

December 27, 2012 by Cecile

Blogs by recovering folks, about sobriety, sober living, and the perils of taking yourself seriously.

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Online: The Power of 24/7 Fellowship

December 26, 2012 by Cecile

Whatever problem we’re facing at our 2:00 am relapse decision point, it’s an almost certain bet that another recovering person has been there.

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How Craving Works

December 12, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

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This short article includes a quick inventory to assess your own problems with craving, and techniques for fighting back and maintaining sobriety.

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Mindfulness

November 4, 2012 by Sean Henry Morrison

You can be mindful about everything. The next time you go to the grocery store and you pick up those red apples, think about the time it took for those apples to grow, who picked them, and where they came from.

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Tools for Recovery

October 20, 2012 by Cecile

Once the support of the treatment program no longer surrounds you, dealing with life’s challenges can be overwhelming. That’s when tools for recovery count.

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