Holiday Strategies for Staying Clean and Sober People in early recovery bring all sorts of hopes and fears into the holiday season. One minute we can be excited to be part of the family again. The next minute we flood with shame about the past. We can still struggle with inner loneliness and often feel […]
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Solo No More — The Riverbank House Recovery Community Retrospect August 30, 2018 by Jessie Brooks-Janzen, MSW (reprint, lightly edited for format) I work with Individuals and Families impacted by Addictive Behavior. That work often entails exploring treatment options for loved ones. Finding the right recovery community or program can be difficult and overwhelming. There […]
Help for Moms Addiction isn’t about me. There’s nothing wrong with my life. I can deal with this myself. As the mother of a son who struggles with addiction, I had all the “nothing wrong with me” thoughts when someone suggested I go to Al-Anon. It was scary walking into my first meeting. I felt […]
What’s the resistance to harm reduction in recovery circles? Harm reduction is any effort that’s meant to decrease the negative effects of problem habits. Sugar substitutes, condoms, nicotine gum, budgets, and spray tanning are some examples of harm reduction. But too often people in addiction recovery talk of harm reduction as the enemy of abstinence. […]
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