Recovery and Relapse. Truth & Hope.

The Journal of the American Medical Association has reported that 60 percent of patients who get treatment for substance abuse will relapse in a year’s time. Multiple studies have shown that the first 90 days are when the greatest percentage of relapse occurs, though the risk is ever-present months and years into sobriety. Why? According…

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Making the Most of Recovery Support Groups

  “Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin   Even after all we’ve learned and the connections we’ve made in treatment, it can still be hard for us to confide in others about the nature of our addictions. Many of us still struggle with…

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Ways Of Making Amends

“Gladly we desire to make [others] perfect, but we will not amend our own fault.” – Thomas a Kempis   Most, if not all of us, are familiar with Step Nine. It’s the part in the 12-step process that tells us to make, “direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so…

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