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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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 Colors of Serenity

April 16, 2015 by Cecile

We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.

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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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Hedging His Bet

November 27, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

He burned through more than a few sponsors before settling with an older gentlemen who’d gotten clean and sober following a career as a Baltimore drug thug and a stretch in state prison.

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Leaving Rehab: Seven Tips

May 26, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

At the end of each day, make a list of what went right. Focus on that rather than the things that didn’t.

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Sober Again in Margaritaville

July 3, 2013 by Soberchrystal

Living sober is a very special process. A process that you can easily let yourself get tired of, or one that can lift you higher than any beverage could.

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…And Now I Know the Rest of the Story!

June 30, 2013 by Richard Curtis

I had to think back to the retreat leaders I had experienced, and remember just how much they listened to me and offered prayers, not advice.

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Cult vs Culture

May 28, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

As addiction progresses, the addict or alcoholic grows away from the larger culture from whence they came.

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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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