Drug and Alcohol Treatment Centre Tips: Restoring Sanity in 12-Step Programs from the Insanity of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Many of us coming into recovery through a drug and alcohol treatment centre can relate to the bouts of ‘insanity’ we experienced while drinking and drugging, the lengths we went to obtain more of our drug of choice, the crazy things we barely remember doing. A more painful type of insanity stems from some the…

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The Principle of Honesty in Step 1 as the Foundation of a Healthy Recovery

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There are 12 steps, and for every step, there is a principle. The principle behind Step One is Honesty, and when we take a closer look at this step, it just makes sense: the first step asks us to take an honest look at our lives and tell the truth. For many practicing addicts and…

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Self-Love in Alcohol and Addiction Treatment, Recovery and Beyond

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“Self-care is never a selfish act—it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others.” – Parker Palmer How do I find self-love in alcohol and drug addiction treatment, rehab, recovery and beyond? Is this something you’ve, more or less, asked yourself before?…

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The Importance of Practicing Humility in Recovery

Step 7: Humbly asked God to Remove our Shortcomings July being the 7th month, what better time to discuss Step 7 in the Twelve Step program of recovery? We are a 12 step based alcohol, drug and addiction treatment centre, after all. This step, although only briefly described in the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous,…

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