The process of recovery consists of making significant adjustments in our lives. Upon entering the process, we come with plenty of baggage that has weighed us down for years. This baggage has dictated how we move about in this world, and since it’s been so heavy, it’s restricted us from entering places in the world that many of us have yearned to be a part of.
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.Read More
When we sanitize the shocking, we can end up not letting people know the extreme measures our children and grandchildren are taking to get high.
Some advocates and speakers with valuable information end up feeling frustrated and stymied when they can’t be as forthcoming as they would like to help people understand the epidemic of addiction.Read More
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 healRead More
Family roles become confusing, and the members seem to stumble over one another trying to figure out how to fix the problem. Making attempts at fixing the problem creates even more dysfunction within the family dynamic.Read More
There are times that changes don’t occur. Does that mean that all the person was “just an addict”? Not at all. Maria Rudesill remembers her father.Read More
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 […]Read More
Addiction and recovery have multiple definitions throughout the helping professions and self-help environments. However, the term addiction has always received a negative connotation, and as a result, those dealing with addiction have incorporated a negative view of themselves.Read More
By: Marilyn L. Davis The Universe Recognizes Morgan How the universe works is a mystery to me. The first message of the day was an announcement that the tribute and memorial to my dog, Morgan, was in this paper. I had chosen to write about her on my other blog, Two Drops of Ink, more […]Read More
My friend, Ed Brazell posted about Letters to a Loved One and I thought that was a good way for all of us to give on this day of thanks. Here is a little about Letters to Our Loved OnesRead More
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By: RevKev Hometown Heroes We grew up with heroes; from books, to celebrities, to green bulky entities that would save us. But I’m seeing that while they are sometimes good role models, my heroes are closer to home. “So much is asked of parents, and so little is given.” –Virginia Satir My parents were high-school […]Read More
I should logically be able to state, without reservation, which of those five feelings was hurt. However, the reality is that no one can define which of the five feeling categories was hurt, because feelings by themselves cannot be hurt. It’s our egos that get bruised.Read More
And so it is. I will go through the grief process, but I will take consolation in the hearth fire of others, and know that there will be a new day, a tomorrow. Each of us has a way of reaching out and touching another through our words, a gentle reminder of worth, or encouragement when things are difficult.Read More