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Recovery From Addiction

This Recovery Program Is an Increasingly Important Alternative to AA

Substance.com | Posted 07.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Substance.com

Chances are, the vast majority of Americans struggling with a drug problem have never heard of SMART Recovery. And that's a shame, because this modern, evidence-based alternative to Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous might help many of them.

Rejecting Addiction Over and Over Again

Therese Borchard | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

It's been 24 years since I used vodka like aspirin -- to numb my pain. In fact, I've been sober 22 years more than I drank, since I quit before I was old enough to buy the stuff. So my brain should be used to ordering Perrier and shaking my head politely as the Merlot bottle comes my way.

Fathers and Sons

Tommy Rosen | Posted 12.16.2012 | Healthy Living
Tommy Rosen

Addiction is a mysterious thing. You never know what it will take to break the forcefield of denial, allowing a person to change their course and survive.

The Deluded Mantras of Addiction

Stanton Peele | Posted 12.11.2012 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

Following are five key ways in which addiction experts demonstrate a detachment from the most self-evident truths about addiction, and what causes their addiction delusions.

One Blog At A Time: The First Step In Buddhism And AA Is Letting Go

Kevin Griffin | Posted 08.08.2011 | Religion
Kevin Griffin

The starting point of both paths, then, is to see the truth: in 12 Step terms, to come out of denial; in Buddhist terms, to shed delusion.

Surrounded by Addiction: An Opportunity to Open Your Heart to Unconditional Love

Trina Hayes | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Trina Hayes

There are times that you may not like the behavior of an addict, but when you learn to love yourself, you will be able to reach out with love for the addict without demanding such love in return.