What Happens During a SMART Recovery Meeting?

By Boris M | 19 February, 2019 If you are reading this article, then it’s likely you are at least contemplating attending your first SMART Recovery Meeting. Perhaps Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous wasn’t for you and you wish to attend a meeting that’s less secular and more scientific in its outlook. If that’s the case, then choosingContinue reading “What Happens During a SMART Recovery Meeting?”

3 Reasons Why Recovery Coaching Works

As we gain a better understanding of how these drugs work on our minds, body, and spirit, we begin to realize that breaking free from the hold these substances have involves more than just getting rid of the drugs. According to the Life Coach Hub, the problem is not just about the drug itself. “AContinue reading “3 Reasons Why Recovery Coaching Works”

11 Awesome Benefits of an Online Recovery Coach

When you are dealing with substance abuse, it is hard enough to break the habit without the needed support. Nearly anyone who has gone through the treatment process for recovery will tell you that it can be very taxing even under the best of conditions. For that reason, more people find success in incorporating a RecoveryContinue reading “11 Awesome Benefits of an Online Recovery Coach”

Factors to Consider Before Staging an Intervention

by Thaddeus Camlin, Psy.D. Practical Recovery Treatment Center, San Diego, CA Posted January 24, 2020 If a loved one is struggling with addictive problems and not interested in treatment, the overwhelming message from society is that staging an addiction intervention is the best way to help.  Interventions, like the ones depicted on television, generally involveContinue reading “Factors to Consider Before Staging an Intervention”

South Dakota Man Looks to Improve State’s Drug Courts

By Arielle Zionts Rapid City Journal Feb. 11, 2019 A recovering addict in South Dakota has been thinking of ways to solve the state’s methamphetamine problem. RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Ideas on how to solve the state’s methamphetamine problems have been racing through the mind of Jay Erickson. The 45-year-old Rapid City resident andContinue reading “South Dakota Man Looks to Improve State’s Drug Courts”

5 Things Everyone Should Know About Schizophrenia

By Mike Hedrick Living with Schizophrenia: One Man’s Journey An attempt to dispel some common misconceptions. I’ve lived with schizophrenia for 10 years, and there are questions that seemingly always pop up whenever I trust someone enough to disclose my diagnosis. There are also things that catch me off guard about the state of knowledge surrounding majorContinue reading “5 Things Everyone Should Know About Schizophrenia”

Accept Yourself Unconditionally (Even When You’re Struggling)

By Brianna Johnson “Self-acceptance is my refusal to be in an adversarial relationship with myself.” ~Nathaniel Branden Have you ever thought that you accepted yourself fully, only to realize there were conditions placed upon that acceptance? There was a point in my life when I realized I had stopped making tangible progress with my emotions, self-esteem,Continue reading “Accept Yourself Unconditionally (Even When You’re Struggling)”

Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that don’t involve god or going cold turkey

By Tracey Anne Duncan Aug 21, 2019 Alcoholics Anonymous saved my life and I don’t care if that makes me a cliché. When I stopped using opioids cold turkey after an addiction in 2017, my life was a mess, I needed a plan, and AA delivered. But as I got deeper into my recovery process, AAContinue reading “Alternatives to Alcoholics Anonymous that don’t involve god or going cold turkey”

Addiction is not a disease

How AA and 12-step programs erect barriers while attempting to relieve suffering. Defining addiction as a disease is marketing for the rehab industry — and an excuse when treatment doesn’t work MARC LEWIS The idea that addiction is some kind of disease is unquestionably the dominant view in government, medical, and most scientific circles aroundContinue reading “Addiction is not a disease”

What Is SMART Recovery?

A Look at Another Support Group Option for Addiction Recovery BY EILEEN STREET JAN. 12, 2020 LEXINGTON, Ky. – Often when one is in recovery for addiction, they turn to a 12-step mutual support group, but there are also other options. One of those is called Self-Management and Recovery Training (SMART Recovery). At the start of a meeting, participants onlyContinue reading “What Is SMART Recovery?”