Tagged: addiction

A Long Time Love Affair

By Georgina, The first time I met you, you had me crawl into the rotting trunk of an old tree at Rattlesnake Point. We had gone there with other teens who long left our...

Staying Sober Without God

Staying Sober Without God – What is Addiction?

Staying Sober Without God Chapter Two: What is Addiction? Some folk in recovery will have you believe that addiction is a relatively simple thing. It is sometimes referred to as a “two-fold disease,” being...

Snowflakes

No Two Addictions Are the Same

By David B. Bohl Originally published on his website, David B. Bohl, on February 4, 2019 Addictions, like snowflakes, have one thing in common – they are all absolutely unique. The intricacies of a...

Buddhist Path

Refuge Recovery

What’s a Refuge Recovery Meeting Like? Published on January 2, 2019 on Recovery Ways After leaving treatment, attending mutual aid meetings are a great way to continue your recovery. You meet other people who...

Stage II Recovery

Stage II Recovery: Life Beyond Addiction

I count my emotional sobriety from the time I became involved with Earnie’s message. Mary L, a member of AA By life-j Here’s the book we’ve all been waiting for. Or rather, it’s been...

Liv's Recovery Kitchen

8 Essential Books on Addiction and Recovery

By Olivia Pennelle Originally published on The Fix on Dec 5, 2018 Addiction recovery books have been fundamental to my recovery from substance use disorder, codependency, mental illness, and complex PTSD. They’re more than...

Twelve Featured

Twelve Secular Steps: An Addiction Recovery Guide

By Chris G. This short book (117 pages) by Bill W., no relation to THE Bill W., is a very timely addition to secular addiction literature for several reasons. First of all, it recognises...

Recovery Capital Conference

Recovery Capital Conference of Canada

By Joe C. “Having been at addiction-oriented events across the USA and Canada I have found that we are creating addiction experts; that’s great. But I go to these things and I ask myself,...

Trauma

Trauma and Addiction are Indisputably Linked

By David B. Bohl Originally posted on July 16, 2018 on David B. Bohl Parallel Universes I don’t know a lot of people with addiction whose stories don’t include the kind of experiences that...

Meditation

Can Mindfulness Meditation Prevent Relapse?

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...