Anonymity Dilemma

November 23, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

…struggles can actually serve as a disincentive to someone who knows you and is now beginning to peer uncertainly up their own long and bumpy road of life change.

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What My Treatment Center Did Right

May 5, 2016 by Nadia Sheikh

Treatment is a formative time for a recovering addict—the ideas that seem to save us end up staying with us.

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Working the Steps

December 10, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m constantly focused on acknowledging things I can’t control. I turn it over to my HP just like I used to do with the desire to drink.

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Faith of a Different Sort

October 8, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

True religious fanaticism is, in my experience, quite different from the sort of spiritual practice we find in most 12 Step groups.

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Witnessing

September 14, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

You understand, on an emotional level, that you’re not really alone, and that everyone isn’t looking down on you for being who you are.

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Working the Program

September 3, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Maybe for some individuals, whose goal is simply to get off drugs and meet like-minded people, a 12 Step fellowship fits the bill better than, say, the local church or civic group.

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12 Step is Holistic

July 9, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s a spiritual program that addresses emotional growth alongside behavior change.

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Good Practice Over Bad Habit

February 12, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

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

If you’re not fighting your own conscience, you feel better about yourself, and conflicts with others diminish, too.

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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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Do-It-Yourself Repairs

January 8, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

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

By focusing on the welfare of someone else, James had gotten the full benefit of the Ninth Step.

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