Sustain the Gain

April 22, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The trick is to sustain the gains made in rehab in the vast uncontrolled experiment that is everyday life.

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Recovery Without God

March 25, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Faded drawing of man's head in profile, on old-looking, stained paper. The "brain area" is filled with gears.

Plenty of addicts and alcoholics starting the journey of recovery from addictive disease can’t bring themselves to accept the spiritual program that’s helped so many. There are other options.

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Is This “Recovery?”

February 18, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Weary looking young man lies on sofa extending a remote control.

Instead of becoming inspired to turn his life around, he seems to have figured, “OK, crisis averted. Let’s go get a beer.”

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Big Room, Many Doors

January 23, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

I realized something: though in her mind we’d played a principal role in her recovery, she’d actually followed none of the directions we’d given her.

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Dangerously Close to Relapse

January 21, 2013 by Soberchrystal

Sober Chrystal talks about the moment when her five years of sobriety hung in the balance and nearly went over the cliff.

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What IS a “Recovery-Friendly” Community?

January 7, 2013 by Cecile

Recovery-friendly communities encourage education, provide support for open communications, and reject assumptions that perpetuate stigma.

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Five Reasons to Hate AA

January 2, 2013 by site admin

It’s easier to trash-talk the fellowships than think about quitting. But that’s not the only thing behind the negativity.

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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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If You’re Really Recovering, Why Do You Need AA?

April 29, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Motivation springs from external as well as internal sources. Our internal desire for change is rarely enough to get us all the way through to our stated goals.

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My husband quit drinking, but he’s still not himself.

February 17, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Weary looking young man lies on sofa extending a remote control.

That’s because he’s better, but he’s still a long way from well.

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