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  • Video: Stages of Family Recovery

    What happens for every member of a family when one or more people stop their active addiction? A counsellor goes through the four stages of family recovery, from the family being organized around the addiction to ongoing recovery.


    Perspective: My Mom, My Sobriety and Me

    My mother always knew when I was lying or trying to hide the truth, even when I didn’t know myself. Uncanny, really, how she could coax things out of me. As a matter of fact, she was the one who sent me a copy of our Twelve and Twelve with the inscription “Maybe this will help you, Love and Good Luck, Mom.”


    Perspective: Life Lessons

    I learned that those with addictions aren’t bad individuals, they’re just ill – proverbial diamonds in the rough. The most important lesson I learned was that I should be the most important person in my life and I shouldn’t have to sacrifice my personal happiness and well-being for the sake of others.