Power of Positive Thinking in Recovery

Power of Positive Thinking in Recovery

The strongest predictors for recovery are a positive attitude and motivation to overcome addiction. According to researchers who reviewed 16 studies that looked at patient’s attitudes toward health; motivation and optimism were key factors for those who experienced faster and more sustainable...
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04/26 2016
Reasons to Recover from Drugs and Alcohol

Reasons to Recover from Drugs and Alcohol

Most addicts are ambivalent about recovery. Some are in denial and believe they can stop using whenever they want to. Others really hate the idea of not being able to get high again. Most of these addicts will have to hit rock...
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02/25 2016
Treatment Slogans

Treatment Slogans

By: Mike Clifford, Therapist You walk into a 12 step meeting anywhere in the world and you see placards with “slogans” printed on them. Go visit treatment modalities anywhere in the world, and you see placards with treatment slogans printed on them....
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09/02 2015
Self-Acceptance and Recovery

Self-Acceptance and Recovery

Pushing against an immovable object is an exercise in frustration, and a big waste of time and energy. Yet most of us do just that in our lives, especially when we refuse to fully accept ourselves as we are – warts and...
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04/04 2014
How to Find Courage in Recovery

How to Find Courage in Recovery

People who are trapped in addiction can suffer greatly. Their obsession with drugs and alcohol can lead to the destruction of everything that used to be the most important to them in their lives. Even while it is usually obvious to the...
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04/04 2014