Insomnia: The Medication Dilemma

June 15, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Insomnia is at the top of the list of common problems for both active addicts and the newly recovering, and sleeping meds can pose risks.

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Intrusive Thoughts

June 1, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

In most cases, the intrusive thoughts associated with addiction (cravings, disturbing images, etc) go away during the course of recovery.

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Another Debate, Same Subject

February 9, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

The coffee is just not that tasty. Yet they were getting something out of it that was important to them.

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Lifestyle Balance Model for Recovery

January 26, 2015 by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D

This is where ‘recovery work’ comes in, in the form of acquiring healthy strategies to successfully handle (i.e., without resorting to substance use) stressful situations and resulting emotions.

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Collegiate Recovery Program Study: Recovering Students Face Multiple Addictions

December 4, 2014 by Alexandre Laudet, Ph.D

Close to 20% reported being in recovery from one or more behavioral addictions – especially disordered eating, sex and love addiction, and self harm…

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You Get Out What You Put In

November 20, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s a good question to put to a newcomer, in AA/NA or in therapy: “How much work are you willing to put into this process?”

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The Five Percent Meme

November 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

People attend AA for a variety of reasons, in different stages of readiness, and with diverse objectives in mind.

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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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Routines for Living Recovery

April 3, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Ultimately, what replaces addiction in recovery is life, in all its glory.

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