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Preparing for Successful Addiction Treatment

What does it take in order to successful at inpatient treatment? Some preparation is in order, but I want to convey the idea...

How to Make the Right Choice for Addiction Treatment

One of the concepts that I want to make sure that you understand today is this: The right choice for addiction treatment is to simply...

What Defines You in Long Term Addiction Recovery

When you are first starting out in early addiction recovery it can be difficult to imagine what your life is going to look like...

The Power of Positive Thinking in Sobriety

You have probably heard people talk about "intention manifestation" and being able to control the universe through the power of their intentions, through the...

How to Find a Beacon of Hope in Addiction Recovery

I can remember being stuck in active addiction. One of the things I remember most is the total and complete lack of hope....

Avoiding Long Term Addiction Recovery Burnout

You might believe that if a recovering alcoholic or drug addict reaches a certain milestone in recovery, such as 5 or 10 years sober,...

Are we on the Cusp of Non-Opiate Painkiller Medications?

The world is supposedly on the cusp of developing non-opiate based--and therefore non-addictive--painkiller medications. If this is true then it would definitely make a...

Why are we withholding Prescription Addiction Medications from Inmates?

This article is really about the attitude that society has towards MAT, or medication assisted treatment. Apparently there are a lot of prisons that...

Finding the Essential You in Sobriety

What does it really mean to find the "essential you" in sobriety? What does it mean to find yourself? When it comes...

Setting a New Course of Action in Sobriety

In order to succeed in alcoholism treatment you are going to have to set a new course of action in your life. This...