Where to Go Now?

Consider these statistics from the recent AddictionPolicy.org COVID-19 survey: Twenty percent of respondents reported increased substance use since the COVID-19 pandemic began. One in three

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Whose Recovery is Best?

Recently, there has been some upheaval in the recovery circles—especially the traditional ones, such as AA—about the article “The Patriarchy of Alcoholics Anonymous” by Holly

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Don’t Stay Stuck

There are certain emotions that are more damaging to our well-being than others. Those emotions are guilt, fear, and shame. Yet many of us inexplicitly

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Doing it Better?

I’ve noticed something on social media that’s reminded me of something that used to happen in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous: people boasting about the

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Solutions, Not Problems

Like an addiction, recovery too is stigmatized. Not a lot of people share with the world that they’re in recovery from addiction or trauma. Unlike

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About Fear

One of the most prevailing emotions during this pandemic is fear. The threats that seemed so abstract before are now fully realized and real. People

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The Dangers of Boredom

One of the most difficult aspects of shelter-in-place orders is boredom. Anyone on social media can attest to that—people are posting funny memes that talk

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Happy Mother’s Day Moms

Mother’s Day can be a very confusing time for adoptees/ relinquishees.  Why?  Because our lives are complex. Our relationships, or lack of relationships, are complex.

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