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    Sign of Failure? The Relapse Process

    Sign of Failure? The Relapse Process

    29 Aug

    People in recovery sometimes feel that relapse is a sign of failure or that a person is just not trying in their recovery. However, it is more than that;  it is more than just using alcohol or drugs. According to T. Gorski it is a progressive process of becoming dysfu... read more

    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

    20 Aug

    Recently it has been requested to research books and post suggestions in the Book Corner that are about the Twelve Step Programs. There are several out there and many of them have excellent reviews. I have listed the top few I have read along with ones that have had the highest ratings. Enjoy:... read more

    Go Forward and Shine, do a little work in their recovery to get there!

    Go Forward and Shine, do a little work in their recovery to get there!

    20 Aug
    Have you ever came across a person that when they share there is the bright twinkle in their eye and they just seem to glow? When people enter a recovery program they sometimes see people just like this and want to be like that so much. These people have fresh skin, they were full of energy and laug... read more
    Increase of Fatalities with Marijuana Influenced Driving

    Increase of Fatalities with Marijuana Influenced Driving

    11 Aug
    One thing I hear quite often in my counseling work is how marijuana does not affect a person's ability to drive; that there are not fatalities related to marijuana and driving. There was a study at the University of Colorado which indicated a large increase in fatalities related to marijuana use.  ... read more

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    Sign of Failure? The Relapse Process

    Sign of Failure? The Relapse Process

    People in recovery sometimes feel that relapse is a sign of failure or

    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

    Book Corner: Books on Twelve Step Programs

    Recently it has been requested to research books and post suggestions in the Book Corner that are

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