Marijuana Use in Recovery

Can I use Marijuana in Recovery? A topic that comes up often during groups and individual sessions is the question about marijuana use in recovery.  Clients wonder and debate why they need to give up a substance that they regard as “no big deal”.  The position in 12 step program is clear—that using any type… Continue reading Marijuana Use in Recovery

Recovery Month: Carrying the Message

In the rooms of recovery, we talk a lot about the concept of paying it forward. The idea: if you want to keep what you have (sobriety), you have to give it away. On the surface, it makes a lot of sense since we recover together. Those who attempt to heal without the assistance of… Continue reading Recovery Month: Carrying the Message

Recovery All Week Long is a Must

Using one’s time wisely can be a significant challenge for just about anyone, life is full of distractions and opportunities to waste available hours. Staying productive is a critical element of a healthy existence and those who lead sedentary lifestyles risk never meeting their real potential. The same reality applies to people who are working… Continue reading Recovery All Week Long is a Must

Addiction Recovery Support Network

If you are new to recovery, then you have hopefully gleaned by now that you cannot stay on track without support. The chances are that you tried to get clean and sober on more than one occasion on sheer will alone, only to find that more was required. Addicts and alcoholics try just about anything… Continue reading Addiction Recovery Support Network