Alumni Perspective: No Recovering Addict is an Island

Alumni Perspective: No Recovering Addict is an Island

by Tim (Sullivan) “And then my obsession to drink was lifted.” I’ve been in program for a couple of years now and have heard this said on a number of occasions by different people. I don’t question anyone who says it, but I do know that it hasn’t happened to me, at...

Video: How to ask for help, and why it’s awesome

[su_youtube url=”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k8vddFrO6WI”]   In this episode we’re going to talk about something that’s hard for all of us to do: it can be so hard to ask for help. How do you do it, and why should you? We all need help...

Young Adults Should Look for 12-Step Groups With Peers

by Celia Vimont Although they make up only a small percentage of 12-step program membership, teens and young adults can benefit greatly from attending meetings for groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA), according to an expert from...

Perspective: Recognizing Myself in You

by Dale H. (Walker 1995) There is a character in Saul Bellow’s “Henderson the Rain King” who is haunted for years by a voice from deep within him that says only “More … more … more …” He did everything he could to silence the voice. He drank at it, he ran from it, but...

The Story

by Cardwell C. Nuckols, PhD I love to tell stories. Recently, a gentleman told me that he heard me speak 20-some years ago in Detroit. This person remembered a story I told about a dog named “Lucky” but little else of what I said that day. This incident and many like...