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…

Maturity and Recovery

“Know the truth and the truth will set you free – but first it will really piss you off”. I’m not sure where that saying comes from, but it has been my experience. One of the many hard truths that my sponsor shared with me over the years is the fact that real recovery is…

The Wisdom of RULE 62

There are many reasons to love AA and 12-Step recovery.  In its 85+ years of existence the program has saved hundreds of thousands of lives (including the life of this writer); it also transmits practical wisdom from the ‘school of hard knocks’- what is shared in the rooms of recovery as well as what is…

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,…

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What Is a Sober Living Home?

If you are someone living with a Substance Use Disorder, one of the most valuable decisions you can make is choosing a life in Recovery. Embracing a lifestyle of Recovery can be an exciting and rewarding experience but it often requires a considerable amount of time and dedication. So when weighing your options it is…

About Drug Addiction and Abuse

3 Misconceptions About Drug Addiction and Abuse

Although the experience of struggling with drug or alcohol addiction and abuse is far from uncommon, those on the outside of a recovery center often have a few misunderstandings about treatment. It can be difficult to recognize fact from fiction unless you or a loved one has experienced it, but the myths surrounding addiction can…

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6 Ways to Increase your Spirituality

Spirituality can be defined in many ways… Regardless of how you choose to define spirituality, it is always beneficial to increase your spirituality. Spirituality can refer to a person’s quest to discover who they are, what their purpose is, and how they connect to the world. Spirituality can refer to an intangible force that helps…

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The Dangers of Polydrug Use

If you haven’t tried it before, you’ve likely heard about it before: Heroin and cocaine. Benzos and alcohol. Ecstasy followed by marijuana. Some muddled cocktail of prescription drugs. Out of necessity or recreation, it is not uncommon to find drug users concocting their own blends of substances to get by or get high. This is called…