Reading Guide for ‘The Doctor’s Opinion’

Reading Guide for ‘The Doctor’s Opinion’

Those who enter recovery at a step-based treatment center will often be handed a copy of Alcoholics Anonymous (also known as “the Big Book”) almost as soon as they are admitted and processed. This will become a staple of their foray into sobriety, and they will be...
Finding Normalcy After A Life of Dealing Drugs

Finding Normalcy After A Life of Dealing Drugs

We talk a lot about alcoholism and drug addiction, but there are inevitably those among us who played a somewhat more active role in the drug world. While others were simply buying and using their drugs of choice, some of us were actively dealing drugs and keeping...
Establishing a Sober Routine

Establishing a Sober Routine

Addicts and alcoholics aren’t generally accustomed to living a life of routine. We may have certain rituals, getting high in the morning or drunk at certain events. We may be used to taking a swig when we first wake up to try and cure our hangovers. But in general,...
Honesty (And Why It’s Integral to Sobriety)

Honesty (And Why It’s Integral to Sobriety)

Over the years, those of us who have struggled with alcoholism and addiction have had more than one occasion to present ourselves as dishonest. This has often done great harm to those we love, as well as to ourselves. But when we were intoxicated, dishonesty never...
Starting Off With A Clean Slate

Starting Off With A Clean Slate

We’re a couple of days into 2016, and it’s hopefully been going well for you so far. It can be difficult adjusting a new year with new challenges, but the good news is that you get to start with a clean slate. Everything that went wrong last year should provide you...

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