August 11, 2018

     Despite all he advances in the scientific understanding of drug addiction as a disease, the vast majority of doctors continue to misdiagnose drug addiction and treat it as a psychological or moral problem.

     A huge industry has grown out of the th...

July 30, 2018

     For people who have developed Severe Use Disorders with chemicals consistent conscious effort is necessary. Many  people are using alcohol and other drugs to manage unwanted emotions and need to have new plans to refuse to stay in this pattern of behavior. Often s...

November 13, 2017

     Our creator gave us the ability to feel a wide range of emotions. We can feel joy, sadness, and many emotions in between as we conduct our daily lives. Unfortunately, so many of us are socialized to put drugs in our brain when emotions are too uncomfortable or not...

September 24, 2017

     Upon reviewing my recovery literature I was suddenly struck by a simple sentence that stated that "we have found that joy doesn't come from material things, but from within ourselves." I decide to explore further.

     Unfortunately, society teaches that...

August 23, 2017

     I was recently impressed with the thousands of people who became extremely excited by the recent events in the sky. It was called an eclipse and many people drove hundreds of miles, booked hotels months in advance, and the news media reported it for hours. Why did...

August 8, 2017

          This may sound like a simple question to ask. However, in our ever increasing technological and socially complex society it has become a question for many to ponder.

          There is an opioid epidemic in America. Emerging adults are sear...

July 16, 2017

     According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA) most people cannot do it alone when it comes to recovery from opioid addiction. Medication-assisted treatment is treatment for addiction that includes the use of medication along with couns...

June 21, 2017

     In our spiritual recovery efforts we are often confronted with exploring our concept of a higher power for a healthy recovery. I am always eager to discuss this concept with early recovering people since it is a crucial step towards a more complete inner peace....

June 3, 2017

     The question "what is recovery?" is sometimes asked by people struggling with addiction. They enter the treatment arena seemingly waiting for something to happen outside of their conscious control. Doctors may give medicine, counselors give counseling, loved ones...

May 9, 2017

     After reading the work of Peter R. Breggin, M.D. and David Cohen, Ph.d my perspective on the use of prescription medications for psychiatric illness was dramatically impacted. The title of their book is "Your Drug May Be Your Problem" and they highlight some of th...

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