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  • Discipline and Direction from our Higher Power and Higher Self in Recovery

    The eleventh step in the 12-step recovery process is about making conscious contact with a Higher Power and receiving knowledge, strength, guidance and direction from that power. For someone who is barely more than agnostic – or doesn’t really care to develop their spiritual side – this may seem like a very lofty goal, or … Continued

    Understanding the DSM-V Handbook

    If you’re working in the mental healthcare profession, including addiction rehabilitation – or if you’re in recovery and treatment for addiction – chances are good that you’ve heard of the DSM-V (often referred to as the DSM-5). The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders has been around since the 1950s, helping guide healthcare decision-making … Continued

    How to Stop Drinking Alcohol: 5 Tips

    Are you looking for how to stop drinking alcohol tips? Great!  Because… Stopping drinking alcohol when you’re an alcoholic is the most important thing you can do to improve your quality of life. What follows are tips on how to quit drinking based on the experience, strength and hope of others that have successfully started … Continued

    Perspective: Moving Out of the Fog

    Since the brain injury, I can only think about one thing at a time. I have to take things slower, step by step. Before my injury, everything was fast…Now if I have to do something I need to plan it out and take it one step at a time. If I look at the whole picture at once, it’s too much to digest. Everything is one step at a time.