Perspective: The Somebody/Anybody Syndrome

by Shannon J. (Munro 1999) Music has always been a big part of my life.  Well, when thinking of Love, only one song comes to mind: Pat Benatar’s “Love is a Battlefield.”  No truer statement was ever spoken to describe my love life.  Strategy, manipulation,...

Relationships and Valentine’s Day

by Robert Burney, M.A. “We learned about life as children and it is necessary to change the way we intellectually view life in order to stop being the victim of the old tapes. By looking at, becoming conscious of, our attitudes, definitions, and perspectives, we...

Video: Why No Dating in Early Recovery?

Most people who come into a recovery program really get frustrated by the fact that nobody wants them to date in early recovery. And there’s a really good reason for that: there is something really intoxicating about a new...

Video: Achieving Emotional Sobriety

What is emotional sobriety? It’s the ability to live in balance. It’s the ability to regulate strong emotions. Sometimes it can feel like excitement to live in the extremes, but those people who have achieved some level of balance recognize that it’s...

Alumni Perspective: Change my feelings in a heartbeat

by MJ (Munro 2011) Music can have the power for one to be healed…. It can create a portal for feelings to be revealed… Has the power to transform every emotion… Bring you from the depths of despair to the waves of a beautiful ocean… Can be used to enhance a beautiful...