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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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Recovery: Overcoming the Whirlpool of Self-Deception

By: C. W. Stratton   “Self-deception is the surest way to self-destruction.  Reality has a way of catching up with us.”~Sam Erwin How Am I Deceiving Myself? I’m Doing So Good!   Active addiction is filled with so many feelings and emotions; guilt, shame, low self-esteem, low self-worth, feelings of inadequacy and feelings of being […]

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Risky Situations: People, Places and Things

Change: people, places, and things. Some may be tired of hearing this constantly repeated in meetings, but many of us need to continue hearing the message as a reminder of how our addictions have impacted us on so many levels, and that returning to the familiar, and risky hangouts or communicating with our using buddies often sets us up for a relapse.

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Addict in My Family, What To Do Now?

While we would like an immediate end to the struggles, fights, and heartache of addiction, healing for the individual and the family is a process. Part of the process of healing for the family is finding support from people in a similar situation. Joining any family components offered at a treatment facility, or attending family support groups affiliated with 12 Step programs, faith-based groups, or codependency groups will help a family member heal

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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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