September Is National Recovery Month

This September we celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Recovery Month! Originated and sponsored by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Recovery Month is an annual observance intended to promote understanding and education for all Americans about substance abuse and mental health treatment. The 2019 theme is Join [...]

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The Recovery Process Is Based On Sound Principles

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) has identified the Ten Guiding Principles of Recovery. SAMHSA has a list of definitions for each principle, which readers may find at the website store.samhsa.gov, by entering “working definition of recovery” in the search field. These principles are based on basic [...]

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Stoner-Turned-Doctor Sees Dark Side of Pot

I caution that we take a long, hard look at the permissive tidal wave in favor of marijuana legalization. As for condoning recreational use, we need to be careful before we unlock that door. Because, in a tidal wave, once you open a door, it may not be so [...]

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For an Addict in Denial, Tomorrow May Never Come

Addiction is the one disease that seems intent on keeping the inflicted convinced that they don't have a problem. It is a sneaky disease, working with its partner, denial, to further its insidious goals. The smoker has a persistent cough, but swears he'll quit next week, after his big presentation [...]

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