Brave New World

We are now in the world that is quite different from what it was a year ago. It is safe to say that a lot

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The Question of Sobriety

One of the assumptions people make about someone quitting drugs or alcohol is that they are now sober. According to one definition, sober means “not

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Finding Trust Again

One of the hardest aspects of being a trauma and addiction survivor is being able to recover to the point where we can learn to

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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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Slow Down

In the past few months, many of us have been forced to really slow down. Whether we’ve lost our jobs, had them suspended, were told

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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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The False Glamor of Drunk

One of the biggest myths about alcohol and drinking is that it’s a glamorous pursuit that has fuelled creativity of many famous artists and writers.

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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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