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.
Aftercare is important to help recovering addicts stay sober. In fact, having a program in place after formal treatment can help prevent relapse when treatment end. Learn more, here.
How can you move BEYOND the unconscious patterns determined by early childhood and the development of the ego? A look at what’s on the other side of duality here.
Catch the small problems in your recovery before they turn into big ones. In this article, learn how you can identify and react to these risks, in order to sustain a long-term recovery.
Are you a therapist looking for a practical handbook on working with groups? Check out this workbook for real-life methods and techniques for treating substance abuse. More on why we like this new title from Guildford Press here.
No! We can all use the Serenity Prayer. How? More on what the Serenity Prayer is used for here… especially when you are ready to stop enabling a loved one.
How can we heal ourselves in the present moment? By understanding and practising a few daily tasks every 24 hours. More here on the meaning of One-Day-At-A-Time, with a section for your questions at the end.
A discussion of the transformation that occurs when you apply Twelve Step Programs honestly to your life. More on how effective The 12 Steps can be here.
First, you have to admit you have a problem. Then, how can you process and be honest about how your life has spun out of control? Taking A.A.’s Step 1. More explained here.
Looking to join a support group? We take an insider’s look into how support groups have been SHOWN to aid addiction recovery. More here.