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Empathy and Sympathy

Empathy and Sympathy

An excellent explanation. 

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Anxiety

Anxiety

Stress is the primary trigger for relapse. Here is some help.

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Primer on Marijuana

Primer on Marijuana

This is an educational piece to try to clean up some of the confusion...

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Understanding Marijuana

Understanding Marijuana

Some info on the impact of marijuana use on teens.

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Getting Sober, then better

Getting Sober, then better

Excellent interview that looks at the thinking that can get us into...

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12 Steps Russell Brand (Language...

12 Steps Russell Brand (Language Warning)

There is always lots of discussion about archaic language and 12...

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May 04

Manage your stress

Most Substance Use problems are, in some way or other, a reaction to perceived stress.  Recovery is abouts learning how to deal with life on lifes terms.  Here are some suggestions.  Thanks too Lisa S. for the contribution.  Stress Management Techniques   Today's culture rewards...

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Apr 11

The next right thing

A Higher Purpose   Personal growth and recovery do not happen by accident but as a byproduct of intentional living. A life of recovery is a life that is lived on purpose, mindful of our moment-to-moment intentions. Growth occurs by making a conscious commitment to living for a higher purpose.   As...

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Feb 11

Be Mindful and Mind Full

   Thank you to Vivian C for the article What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a concept that originated with Buddhist meditation, but in recent years has been adapted as a secular approach to helping people with mental health issues like stress, anxiety, and depression. There are three main...

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Jan 29

Sleep problems?

One of the biggest issues for people who are actively using drugs or alcohol is that this use generally causes sleep issues and then they try to get more sleep by using more of whatever it is that they think helps.  Here are three great articles from Kayla Johnson at tuck.com Alcohol...

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Oct 02

Check the Operating System

We have an amazing operating system that we need to take care of here is an interesting look at what is going on up there. https://silverridgerecovery.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/silverridgerecovery.com_how_addiction_affects_the_brain_the_neuroscience_of_compulsive_behavior.pdf

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