Not everybody has a great Christmas in recovery.

I had a great Christmas and am continuing to enjoy the holiday period, as I have been allowed extra time away from work commitments, which I needed, to be honest. This was my eighth Christmas in a row, that was...

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End to Abstinence

End to Abstinence. Here is a link to a great piece that I found on the "Financial Review" website.  http://www.afr.com/p/national/an_end_to_abstinence_V7cmexeD0uehMBEdmijlYOI am always really pleased when I see pieces such as this in mainstream publications or on websites. Many people have...

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Why don’t we have more abstinence based programs?

Why don't we have more abstinence based programs? I came across this piece and thought I would put a link to it on the site. http://www.rehabs.com/pro-talk-articles/why-dont-we-have-more-non-abstinence-treatment-programs/#.VBK-OuqcpM0.twitter I have read quite a bit about harm reduction methods over the last year and am...

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New General Chat Section

General ChatI have decided to put a general chat thread on the site, as it has been going for 10 months now and there are a number of people coming here, who do not seem to go on other...

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General Chat

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Chicago Tribune piece about Smart recovery

Chicago Tribune piece about Smart Recovery. http://my.chicagotribune.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-80446223/I have liked the look of and heard good things about Smart recovery in the last few years and have decided to try going to a few meetings and try out more of the...

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How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol (2nd edition) Kenneth Anderson

How to Change Your Drinking: a Harm Reduction Guide to Alcohol (2nd edition) Kenneth Anderson I felt this was an excellent book and one that people who are suffering from alcohol problems, should definitely read. It would also be an...

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Soberistas with Kenneth Anderson on Blog Talk Radio

Soberistas with Kenneth Anderson on Blog Talk Radio I have been so busy recently that I have not kept up with the usual blogs and sites that I tend to look at. I am a member of the Soberistas site...

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Problem drinking: Moderation or abstinence?

Problem drinking: Moderation or abstinence? I found this piece in the Vancouver Sun which interested me. Dr Michael Pond talks about the different stages of problem drinking at matching people to a solution which will help them most. I think...

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Gabrielle Glaser in Reader’s Digest talking about alternatives to AA

Gabrielle Glaser in Reader's Digest talking about alternatives to AA Here is a good piece by Gabrielle about different methods of recovery and how they are suitable for women in particular who may be put off by the 12 step...

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