The Spiritual Malady

For many folks, including myself, ‘the spiritual’ aspects of recovery can be a challenge. We tend to show up with a truckload of old ideas in this area and a lot of us consider ourselves to be atheists. In this writing we will look at alternative ways to approach this often-confusing subject. What is Spiritual?…


What is Recovery Coaching?

There is a lot of talk about recovery coaching as a way to assist the treatment of addictive disorders including substance use disorders. So what really is recovery coaching and is it helpful? The Center for Addiction Recovery Training, a leading resource for Recovery Coaching training, defines Recovery Coaching as a peer professional who assists…

Step One

Simplifying The Steps: Step One

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction – that our lives had become unmanageable. For those who decide to use the 12 steps in their quest for recovery, there is a lot to learn. Not everyone uses the 12 steps, but those who do generally are very passionate about their program. With that said,…

young man is sitting on couch and talking to the psychologist

Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms

Opioids can include prescription medications like oxycodone and OxyContin, as well as illicit opioids like heroin. They can be both physically and psychologically addicting. Opioids are highly addictive and can cause serious opioid withdrawal symptoms if you stop using. For help, most will turn to an opioid addiction treatment center in Denver. In 2017, President Trump…