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Negative thinking and addiction: Can you change your thinking patterns? (BOOK REVIEW)

Negative thinking and addiction: Can you change your thinking patterns? (BOOK REVIEW)

March 17th, 2017

Are you an addict looking for a practical handbook on dealing with negative thinking patterns? Check out this workbook for Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) to put an end to self-imposed suffering. More on why we recommend this applicable and easy to read e-book here.

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

Are We Diseased? The Inconsistencies and Implications of the Disease Model of Addiction

February 21st, 2017

I have spent the last ten years of my life considering what it means to be an addict and what it means to have the disease of addiction. A look here at the inconsistencies that I see within this model of addiction, and how it affects those of us who work in the field.

Racism and Substance Use: The Systematic Epidemic of Addiction

Racism and Substance Use: The Systematic Epidemic of Addiction

January 15th, 2017

A fresh look into the responsibility that society plays in how people use drugs and, more importantly, how people find recovery. Ideas that get us to pause and think…more from addiction treatment clinician, Scott Novotny, here.

Alcoholism: A family disease with a cure BOOK REVIEW

Alcoholism: A family disease with a cure BOOK REVIEW

December 4th, 2016

In How I Became My Father…A Drunk, Bill Brochert tells his transgenerational family story of alcoholism. More on why this book is a page-turner (and we recommend it for your recovery library) like few others. Our thoughts here.

1 Unmanageability: A.A.’s Greatest Contribution to Addiction Treatment

Unmanageability: A.A.’s Greatest Contribution to Addiction Treatment

December 2nd, 2016

A call to treat people where they are at. Are you ready to look at addiction from another angle? How Step 1 can influence the way that we view the disease model of addiction. Plus, more thoughts here.

2 Coloring books for addiction recovery PRODUCT REVIEW

Coloring books for addiction recovery PRODUCT REVIEW

November 16th, 2016

Are you or a loved one in addiction recovery? We have just experienced a coloring book that can help you relax! Read our product review and a history of coloring therapy here.

3 Progressive Disease, Progressive Counselor: What it’s like for me being an addiction counselor

Progressive Disease, Progressive Counselor: What it’s like for me being an addiction counselor

November 14th, 2016

What does it mean to “be an addict” and work in the field of addiction treatment? Essential reading for anyone who uses critical thinking to examine addiction. More progressive thoughts on addiction here.

6 Betrayal in addiction recovery

Betrayal in addiction recovery

November 6th, 2016

How can we cope with betrayal in addiction recovery? Words of wisdom from Dr. Louise Stanger.

7 The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

The principles of A.A. & N.A.: Is total abstinence helping or hurting addicts?

September 25th, 2016

12 step support groups believe that total abstinence is the only means to complete recovery. But, can this notion be more harmful than beneficial for some individuals in recovery? More on why no one should be stigmatized for their drug replacement and maintenance, here.

2 How to overcome addiction with a self help program? - INTERVIEW with LiveFree Online

How to overcome addiction with a self help program? – INTERVIEW with LiveFree Online

June 26th, 2016

Online addiction treatment programs are helping addicts work on their recovery without checking into a facility. Read our interview with LiveFree Online Recovery Program to learn more.

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