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Tomorrow Isn't Promised Positive Recovery Centers

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“Tomorrow isn’t promised.” It’s a piece of folk wisdom: direct, and based in plain fact. The Coronavirus has taught us, again, that our assumptions about the future are just that--assumptions. All religions and philosophies teach this, in one form or another. We make our plans and do the best [...]

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The Great Pause

I talk about “the pause” often because it was one of the most transformative tools I took away from BIG Power Yoga’s Teacher Empowerment Program. What has opened up for me through the practice of the pause is a world filled with opportunities and possibilities that did not exist [...]

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Fashionably Sober!

We’ve all heard someone say a friend is “fashionably late.” He shows up half an hour after the party starts, to let everyone know he has other stops on his social calendar. The last decade has given us “fashionably scruffy” looks for men, as some workplaces have allowed men [...]

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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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