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When Saying “No” Is an Act of Love

When Saying "No" Is an Act of Love - man and woman back to backDealing with a friend or family member who struggles with drug or alcohol addiction can be extremely difficult.

Your loved one may make excuses for bad behavior, promise he or she will change, and beg you for assistance fixing problems caused by substance abuse. (more…)

7 Tips to Help You Choose a Sponsor in Recovery

7 Tips to Help You Choose a Sponsor in Recovery - men having coffeeThe 12 step model for recovery is built upon the principle that addicts are best equipped to help other addicts navigate the challenges of sobriety.

Your sponsor is someone who is willing to walk you through the steps and help you remain sober by providing a support system when you feel threatened by relapse. (more…)

Victim Mentality and Addiction

victim mentality and addiction - sad womanBuilding a life free from the burdens of substance abuse requires rethinking old thoughts and behavior patterns.

One common obstacle many people in recovery must overcome is the habit of thinking of themselves as victims of their circumstances. History has proven that the human spirit is amazingly resilient. (more…)

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