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Loving Someone “In Recovery”

Loving Someone “In Recovery”

When you send your spouse or significant other to rehab, you're hoping that the end results will be a happier loved one and an improved relationship, but more often than not, that's not the case at all. The reality is once someone gets treatment for addiction...

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Loving Someone “In Recovery”

When you send your spouse or significant other to rehab, you're hoping that the end results will be a happier loved one and an improved relationship, but more often than not, that's not the case at all. The reality is once someone gets treatment for addiction...

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Are You Ready To Move Past Recovery?

When most “addicts” or “alcoholics” make the decision to quit or moderate their substance usage, they usually define their newly minted selves as “a person in recovery.” Of course recovery can mean all kinds of things in Western culture. But in the case of the...

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One Man’s Tale of Escaping the 12 Step Recovery Trap

I was a child who grew up in an AA household from as far back as I can remember. It was the seventies and early eighties, and many of my siblings and my mother were active members in various 12 step groups at the time. I, too, eventually joined the ranks with my older...

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Who Should Get Credit When You Stop Drinking or Using Drugs?

When criticizing 12 Step groups and treatment based on it, people will often tell me that they know it works because someone they know got sober in AA. I don't doubt their experience as I, too, know people who still attend meetings and have maintained decades of...

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The Scary World of Addiction Treatment

Ghosts and ghouls, witches and jack o' lanterns, and all sorts of scary creatures abound; it's Halloween! These creatures can't hurt you because they only exist in myth and legend, and in our imaginations. But there are myths and legends that have created monsters...

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