Consider Coaching

Sometimes with addiction, you need all the help you can get. Actually, you always need all the help you can get – especially in early

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Paige Strickland Review

Many thanks to Paige Strickland, author of Akin to the Truth: A Memoir of Adoption and Identity, for her review of Parallel Universes. The premise

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What About the Kids?

One of the hardest aspects of addiction is that it doesn’t just affect the person having it. I’ve talked about families of people with substance

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Gratitude Season

Summer has ended. And with it the frenzy of celebrating in the sun, the garden parties, the patios, the BBQs, the long, lazy days on

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Whose Business is It?

You’re here because you found out about me through the grapevine, maybe saw something on social media, maybe you’ve got my book. If you’ve been

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Leaving Las Vegas…

I’m sorry, darling, but this is just not working for me anymore. It’s not you, it’s me. Or, perhaps I should say, it’s not me,

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There Are Other Ways

For many people in recovery, there comes a time when it all becomes so… boring. Yup. The meetings, the retreats, the group sessions, the therapy,

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Are They Better Than You?

There’s an adage in 12-step groups that says “principles before personalities,” and it’s a simple reminder that everyone in recovery should worry about the recovery

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Change is Almost Always Hard

According to two definitions, “dislocation” can mean “disturbance from a proper, original, or usual place or state” or “injury or disability caused when the normal

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