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Judgment Perpetuates Stigma

By: C. W. Stratton   Judgement: We’re All Experts on Others   “Judging others is easy because it distracts us from the responsibility of judging ourselves.” ~Charles Glassman, Brain Drain: The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life    Trying to discern another person’s level of commitment to recovery is such a challenging task.  When interacting […]

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A Woman in Need of God: Author, Whitney McKendree Moore

By: Marilyn L. Davis In reading Whitney McKendree Moore’s book, Whit’s End, the first thing that stood out was how self-sufficient, poised, and seemingly together she appeared. However, we all know that looks are deceiving. Adeptly moving from one type of crisis to another, she finally realizes she can’t fix the problems, can’t control the […]

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Just When You Thought You Were Unique

By: C.W. Stratton MS, CASAC   “Just remember that you are absolutely unique, just like everybody else.” ~Margaret Mead    The Beginning of the End of Unique Thinking Reflecting on the recovery process and my interactions with hundreds of people over the years has allowed me to come to some simple conclusions.  We come into the process […]

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More Afraid of Staying the Same or Changing?

For most of us, we’re afraid when we think about changing the patterns of our lives, whether it’s giving up drugs or alcohol, or changing the way we think, feel, and act. After all, we have done or been something for so long that those actions, behaviors, thoughts, and feelings are mechanical or habituated. These predictable actions are the norm, and when we leave the comfort zone, we get anxious.

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