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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...

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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...

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The Practical Tool of Meditation

By Thomas B. I had my first meditation experience early in my second year of recovery, shortly after I received my one-year medallion at the original Manhattan Group in New York City in November...

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A Buddhist Path to Recovery

A more diverse world of treatment options casts a wider net for addicts who’ve fallen through the cracks. By Mark Hay Originally published in GOOD on February 18, 2016 At the age of 18,...

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Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention

The treatment protocol targets the very roots of addictive behavior. by Carolyn Gregoire Originally published on November 18, 2015 on The Huffington Post A new wave of research on meditation shows that mindfulness-based treatments...

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AA as “stealth Buddhism”

By Thom L I’ve sometime heard at meetings in western Massachusetts that AA is “stealth Buddhism”. I like to think of the historical Buddha as one of the first addictions counselors. He observed that...

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Waking Up: A Guide to Spirituality Without Religion

Reviewed by Paul T. In his “Conclusion” Sam Harris writes: Spirituality remains the great hole in secularism, humanism, rationalism, atheism, and all other defensive postures that reasonable men and women strike in the presence...

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Buddhism and the 12 Steps

By Roger C. There would appear to be much in common between Buddhist thought and the 12 Step recovery program practised by some in AA. A number of books have made the connection between...