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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