Statute of Limitations

May 31, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s sometimes said that the justified ones are by far the most dangerous. They’re the most difficult to let go of, and the most likely to develop into an obsession.

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Recovery at Christmas

December 24, 2015 by Helen Graham

Having an escape plan or a back-up excuse should you need to leave a stressful situation quickly can also be very helpful.

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Shame

September 10, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

In recovery, shame can be a motivator for change.

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Solid at the Core

June 8, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

When you give in to panic, you find yourself with two problems rather than one: The thing that’s scaring you, and the fact that you’re panicky and can’t reason clearly.

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Not-So-Early Recovery

May 7, 2015 by Cecile

But no matter how difficult a challenge or how great a triumph it is for us to get from there to here, life’s still going to keep throwing more problems at us.

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The Anger Trap

March 16, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

He can recite the Steps and thump the Big Book with the best of them, but somehow missed out on one of the truly important lessons of most people’s recovery — the need for a degree of personal serenity.

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Recognizing Depression

January 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

The better we understand the origins of a depressed mood, the more likely we are to come up with an effective remedy.

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The Grief Exception

June 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Psychiatrists were encouraged to hold off on a diagnosis of depressive disorder until several months after such a loss.

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Crisis Management Cheat Sheet

March 4, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

This ‘cheat sheet’ is a quick reminder about some very basic principles of relating to a person who happens to be in crisis.

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HALT-ing Relapse Before it Starts

February 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Everybody gets hungry, angry, etc.—it’s normal. Can’t avoid that, can you? That’s life.

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