Recovery is NOT for Quitters

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Why is it that addicts and computer aficionados are both called users? – Clifford Stoll PLEASE: before reading any further, take a look at the disclosure and comment policy. Originally published in July of 2011, updated to make this fresh and also to get it out there for someone who…

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Substance Use and Abuse Comes of Age…

Surge of Older Adults & Substance Use Disorder. Are American Providers Prepared? Copyright © 2017 Michael Walden  § Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § The number of older adult, those fifty years of age and older, is growing rapidly. Many older adults use over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription…

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Twelve Steps to Freedom?

 § Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § What is a Twelve-Step program? In simple terms a Twelve-Step program is a list of guiding principles that outline a course of action for the recovery process. There are many Twelve-Step programs aimed at helping people recover from a wide…

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Meetings – Are They Necessary?

§ Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § If you are at all familiar with 12-Step programs you have most likely heard the expression “meeting makers make it” or something similar. Group meetings are the crux of most 12-Step programs, but are they really an effective tool in…

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Sponsorship And Recovery

§ Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § Almost all recovery groups make abundant use of catch-phrases and slogans. “Just for today”, “meeting makers make it”, “let go & let God”, “it works if you work it”, “fake it til you make it“, “take life on life’s terms”, are just a…

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Religion, Spirituality And Recovery

 § Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § Most recovery programs, especially Twelve-Step programs, place a heavy dependence on spirituality. Time after time this has proven to be troublesome for many people in the early stages of recovery, including me. Writing about religion and spirituality in an open…

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Is There A Cure For Addiction?

 § Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § Due to the nature of this post I must again refer you to my Disclosure Policy. I remind you that I am not a doctor or counselor. Nothing you read here should be construed or accepted as medical or professional…

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Don’t Get Comfortable In Hell

§ Part of the Recovery Is NOT For Quitters… series § Recovering from addiction is never easy. I tend to think that anyone who says it is has either never truly been addicted or has made the mistake of thinking that replacing the object of their addiction with something  “more…

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