Change in Recovery

Change in Recovery

Recovery is abstinence plus change.  If we are to change in recovery there are three beliefs that we must take on.  The first belief is that change is a must.  If we are to change we have to take 100% responsibility for our own change.  The last...
Staying Grateful

Staying Grateful

A grateful addict will never use drugs again.  In recovery, it is critical that we always remember where we came from.  If we forget where we come from we are doomed to go back there.   If we remain grateful every day we can put into perspective how great our life is...
Modeling Effective Strategy in Recovery

Modeling Effective Strategy in Recovery

Addiction is a mental illness that lives in our mind. It is critical that we choose an effective strategy to model if we are to stay clean. Choosing a strategy that is proven time and time again is important because our life depends on it. The 12-step model has been...
Knowing Your Enemy

Knowing Your Enemy

The disease of addiction lives in our thinking. It is a cunning, baffling, insidious force that only leads us to destruction. If we come to understand what we are battling and decide not to give it an edge, we take it’s power away. The problem is never outside...
Keeping Recovery First

Keeping Recovery First

For a person in Recovery, Recovery must always come first. Recovery is a very serious commitment. It is a matter of life and death. Part of the disease of addictions job is to distract us from our recovery. Keeping Recovery first can have a lot off meanings such as...