The resilience of nature is a continuous source of inspiration for me. When I hear that endangered wild horses have found refuge in Chernobyl, one of the worst man-made disasters in human history, I think of the elasticity present in each one of us. Starting over isn’t easy, especially when trying to get sober. The […]
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Staying sober in rehab vs. in recovery presents different challenges. For me, it’s relatively straightforward to remain sober in rehab because there’s a safety net and daily reminders. The difficult part is keeping sober in recovery. Applying the toolkit provided in rehab isn’t so simple without the constant reminders of your disease. Talking about 12-step […]
Drug addiction is as dark as the inside of a wolf. This chronic relapsing disorder is characterized by maladaptive learning about drugs and predictive cues that leads to compulsive drug seeking. The crucial goal of addiction treatment is to correct maladaptive behaviors and minimize relapse events without disrupting normal reward-seeking behaviors (like finding food and […]
Occupying your time in rehab can be as challenging as bagging fleas. It’s an important concept to get used to, though, because in recovery I find a great deal of time on my hands. Sometimes it feels like a blessing and curse. While time heals many wounds, thoughts and emotions can start playing head games. […]
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- Wild horses August 5, 2020