Recovery: Rewriting Our Stories

Recovery: Rewriting Our Stories

I had the fortune of recently attending a retreat focused on “rewriting our stories.” You may be asking, “Wait, how can I re-write my story… it already happened? I can’t change the past.” Exactly the point! We cannot change the past HOWEVER we can change how we...
Should I Date in Early Recovery?

Should I Date in Early Recovery?

The short answer is no, but the concept of dating in early recovery is important and worth discussing. It is generally discouraged and for good reason. With recovery and sobriety comes vulnerability, especially in the early stages. The feelings and bad past...
The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

This is a commonly quoted phrase within the recovery world. While we understand that addiction is a disease of the brain, we also recognize that there are both behavioral causes and manifestations. This is where the concept of connection ties into addiction....
Memes as a Recovery Tool

Memes as a Recovery Tool

There is absolutely nothing funny about addiction. Alcohol and opioid use disorders are causing deaths at unprecedented rates, destroying families, and costing the U.S. economy billions of dollars per year. The beginning stages of recovery are rough, really rough:...
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