Recovery Capital

Recovery Capital

A longer version of this article was originally published August 28, 2017, on the Cedars at Cobble Hill Addiction Treatment Centre Recovery Capital is a concept that’s changing the recovery landscape across Canada. Until now, research in the field of substance abuse has been mostly focused on the pathology … Continue reading

The Talking Cure in Recovery

To thine

Originally published in DARA, a Drug and Alcohol Rehab in Thailand A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved A popular proverb claims that a problem shared is a problem halved. There is good evidence to suggest that talking about worries and concerns can be highly beneficial for the … Continue reading

Manitoba Keystone Conference

Keystone Featured

 2018 AA Keystone Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba October 26 & 27, 2018 By Cathy M. Members of the Winnipeg secular AA group, Beyond Belief, heard that the organizing committee for the annual Manitoba Keystone Conference was looking at new ideas for the 2018 conference. Bingo! We got a package … Continue reading

2018 ICSAA Toronto Conference

ICSAA Toronto

 By Thomas B. The third biennial conference of Secular AA (ICSAA 2018), with a theme of Inclusion and Diversity, will take place in Toronto, ON from August 24th through August 26th. The Conference will take place at the Marriott Downtown Toronto Eaton Centre Hotel at Bay and Dundas … Continue reading

Everyone’s an Addict

Everyone's an addict

By Vince Hawkins My latest book, Everyone’s an Addict, is many things. It might be seen as a good cop/bad cop approach to treating addiction in the sense that it is spiritual and comforting on one hand, yet very real – like a tough sponsor – on the … Continue reading

Can Mindfulness Meditation Prevent Relapse?

Meditation

By Elizabeth Brico Published in The Fix on February 21, 2018 Mindfulness meditation teaches people how to accept suffering as a normal, cohesive experience, and then move on from it. Relapse has always been a harsh reality of addiction, but as the opioid black market fills with powerful … Continue reading

Design for Living

By Alex M. Author of Design for Living: Daily Meditations on the 12 Steps of A.A. for Atheists and Agnostics The first two paragraphs of “We Agnostics” say that being alcoholic I have an illness “which only a spiritual experience will conquer,” and that I have only two … Continue reading