Tagged: addiction

The Only Life

The Only Life I Could Save: A Memoir

Review By Linda Farris Kurtz Many readers will recognize Katherine Ketcham’s name from the sixteen books she has co-authored with other writers: Under the Influence with James Milam and The Spirituality of Imperfection with...

Road to recovery

Life in Recovery from Addiction in Canada

Without sobriety, I have zero quality of life. I became a liability to society. I now love myself and have compassion for others. I’m honest and dependable. I respect myself and am respected. I...

Anonymity

Let’s Open Up About Addiction and Recovery

By Laura Hilgersnov Originally published on November 4, 2017 in the New York Times San Anselmo, Calif. — Fay Zenoff recently met a friend for dinner at a sushi restaurant in Sausalito, Calif. After...

Buddha

Buddhist Recovery Summit

The Buddhist Recovery movement is based on using the Dharma to overcome the suffering arising from addiction. By Valerie (Vimalasara) Mason-John The Buddhist Recovery Network (BRN) and the Northwest Dharma Association (NWDA) are sponsoring...

Handshake

Psychedelics in Addiction Treatment

Editor’s Note: For decades, brain chemistry has been a growing field of knowledge on many fronts, including addiction treatment. Early work with psychedelics for addiction treatment in the 1950’s and 60’s – in which...

Plant

Life on Life’s Terms

Chapter 30: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Frank M. I stood there on my front lawn in handcuffs, to this day I’m not sure why. I had swallowed about a...

Legal Steps

Principles and the 12 Steps

By Patricia K. I have been sober for a while. I got sober before the development of AA meetings for atheists, agnostics and freethinkers. Even though I do not believe in a god, I...

AA

My Alcohol-Addicted Agnostic-Atheist Recovery Story

Chapter 27: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Thomas B. Hello, I’m Thomas B. and I’m primarily addicted to the liquid legal drug, ethanol, preferably Colt .45 – by the case...

Woman Alcoholic

A Holy Terror of an Alcoholic

Chapter 26: Do Tell! Stories by Atheists and Agnostics in AA Cheryl K. A short-lived, yet holy terror of an alcoholic ride commenced when I was arrested, handcuffed, and escorted from High School on...

Butt

The 10 Hardest Drugs to Kick

By Jacqueline Detwiler Originally published in The Fix Many factors determine whether you’ll become addicted to a drug: your genetic makeup, social history, the drugs your friends take, how much money you make. But...

Willenbring

Substance Abuse Treatment Begins With Research

Foreword by Chris G: This article describes Dr. Willenbring’s history of research, and the clinic he has set up to provide treatment based on the best scientific evidence available – something typically ignored by...

Alkie Cravens

He’s a Real Tool

By Joanne O. I call him “Alkie, Alkie Cravens”. I invented him. And you might say he invented the alcoholic me. He is a cartoon character that I created to personify the physical cravings, automatic...

Yoga Runner Featured

A New High: Physical Exercise and Recovery

By Steph G. I was flying. The fallacy of my belief was revealed the moment I crashed – flying had been falling and I had been too high to notice. I didn’t stop at...