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?”

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