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The Many Layers of Shame [Book Excerpt]

Shame on you, shame! Shame is a sense of failure, hurt, or harm; it’s the emotion that comes up when we feel that we’ve...

The Journey From Fun to Abuse: Nancy

One of the major misconceptions out there about people in recovery is that we hate drinking and drugs. Au contraire! We simply learned that...

HOW TO FIND FORGIVENESS [Book excerpt]

We all have people in our lives who have disappointed us or who have let us down; people who have taken something from us...

The Journey From Fun to Abuse: Lisa

One of the major misconceptions out there about people in recovery is that we hate drinking and drugs. Au contraire! We simply learned that...

The Journey From Fun to Abuse: Laura

One of the major misconceptions out there about people in recovery is that we hate drinking and drugs. Au contraire! We simply learned that...

Nobody Believes Me When I Tell Them I Used to Smoke Two Packs a...

When I tell people that I used to smoke two packs of cigarettes a day, they look at me askance—and I don’t blame them....

Sick and Selfish: Leaning into AA’s Least Glamorous Labels

WELCOME TO OUR NEW COLUMN, "TACKLING 12-STEP," WHERE EVERY WEEK A WRITER WILL SHARE AN OPINION ON 12-STEP AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK, ANOTHER WILL...

8 Ways to Find Hope When You’re in Despair

EDITOR’S NOTE: THIS IS READER SUBMITTED CONTENT We want to post your stories! These are unassigned stories that we publish – unedited – just as you’ve...

This Week in Addiction & Recovery: July 21

Is This the Perfect War Drug? Captagon, a powerful amphetamine that’s been nicknamed everything from “the jihad pill” to “chemical courage” continues to charge across...

Sorry, AA; Alcoholics Aren’t Spiritually Diseased

WELCOME TO OUR NEW COLUMN, "TACKLING 12-STEP," WHERE EVERY WEEK A WRITER WILL SHARE AN OPINION ON 12-STEP AND THE FOLLOWING WEEK, ANOTHER WILL...

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