Chill Breathing

April 20, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

I felt better and according to science, made better decisions if I took a few moments to calm myself.

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Gratitude: From Platitude to Attitude

November 26, 2015 by Cecile

It’s a form of rehab for the brain recovering from sick, negative thinking.

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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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Sleep Better in Early Recovery

December 30, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

man in bed, eyes wide open, clock showing 3:30 (presumably a.m.). The picture is broken up on a white background- "fractured"

Good sleep patterns are an antidote for depression, and research shows that better sleep directly improves your mood.

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Nonbelievers Moral Inventory

July 12, 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.

Non-believers build moral codes without churches, because you don’t need to believe in a god(s) to know the difference between right and wrong.

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Making Good Decisions

March 11, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

topics related to decision making process - uncertainty, alternatives, risk consequences, complexity, personal issues; white chalk handwriting and color sticky notes on blackboard

Seek outside advice. Good advice, that is. Not the sort from the guy on the next bar stool.

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What to Look for in a Sponsor

March 6, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

Sponsors, the saying goes, carry the message, not the alcoholic.

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Seven Tips for Getting Started Right With AA

February 26, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The more we exert ourselves to help those with problems like ours, the more concrete benefits we receive from AA.

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Avoiding the Money Relapse Trap

February 22, 2013 by Eric Dresdale

Learning financial responsibility forces us to address and change behaviors and habits associated with our addictions.

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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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