Listening to and playing music in recovery from addiction or alcoholism

Listening to and playing music in recovery from addiction or alcoholism  One of the things that has been really important to me in recovery from alcoholism and addiction, has been developing my interest in music. I have always enjoyed music...

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Can Obamacare change the face of addiction treatment?

Can Obamacare change the face of addiction treatment? This is a subject I know little about as I live in the UK these days and have insurance that covers me when I am in the USA. However, it does seem...

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The Soberistas run

The Soberistas runIf you have looked at my site before you may have seen that I am a fan of the Soberistas site which is a community for people trying to live an alcohol free life. It is mainly...

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I don’t view myself as an alcoholic, I view myself as a runner.

I don’t view myself as an alcoholic, I view myself as a runner these days.  This may seem a strange title on a blog page on a site about recovery from addiction and alcoholism after leaving recovery groups, but is...

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Calling alcoholism a disease lets Rob Ford off the Hook

Calling alcoholism a disease lets Rob Ford off the Hook http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/07/05/robert-fulford-calling-alcoholism-a-disease-lets-rob-ford-off-the-hook/   Above is a link to an article by Robert Fulford in the National Post which talks about the way calling alcoholism is a disease is not always helpful and...

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A Different Path to Fighting Addiction

A Different Path to Fighting Addiction- New York Times - Gabrielle GlaserI just saw this great piece that takes a realistic view of treating binge drinking in young people by using evidence based methods rather than the old 12...

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Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction

Breaking Addiction: A 7-Step Handbook for Ending Any Addiction Dr Lance Dodes I have read many books about addiction over the past eight years, to educate myself in way to prevent my old behaviour coming back. This has to be one of...

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Why SMART Recovery Is an Increasingly Important Alternative to AA

Why SMART Recovery Is an Increasingly Important Alternative to AA http://www.substance.com/why-smart-recovery-is-an-increasingly-important-alternative-to-aa/8223/Above is a great link to a piece about Smart Recovery and why it is an important alternative to AA.  Smart is much more modern that AA and offers real...

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