Understanding and Practicing Step One

We are excited to reveal the start of a new feature this month, which we believe will help those in early sobriety as they attempt to adjust to their new way of life while working a solid program of recovery. The idea of this feature is to review one of the 12 Steps every month.…

Types and Dangers of Eating Disorders

Christmas just ended, and people all over the nation are still loosening their belts a little bit from their most recent night of feasting and conviviality. Those who managed to stay sober over the holidays are hopefully showing a bit of gratitude for the feat they have just accomplished, but there are many out there…

The Origins of Willingness

It hasn’t been very long since we engaged in a Star Wars-themed discussion of mindfulness. In doing so, we explained that one of the key ingredients to mindful living is the willingness to do what one must in order to ensure that their thoughts remain properly curated. Such measures included, above all, a daily moral…

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Dealing with Crack Addiction

Crack addiction has been a major issue plaguing humanity for quite some time, as crack emerged in the 1980s and immediately began to ruin the lives of its new advocates. It wasn’t long before crack cocaine became something of a pandemic, spreading across the United States and finding new addicts in every alleyway and drug…

Service Work in Recovery

“Do you see how an act is not, as young men think, like a rock that one picks up and throws, and it hits or misses, and that’s the end of it. When that rock is lifted, the earth is lighter; the hand that bears it heavier. When it is thrown, the circuits of the…

The Disease Model of Addiction

We often refer to addiction and alcoholism as a disease, but what do we mean by that? We certainly aren’t talking about some airborne, Outbreak-style virus. Some non-addicts despise the disease model, as they believe it to be a mere excuse for destructive behavior. Others have mocked the disease model due to a perceived comparison…