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Independence Independence is defined as FREEDOM from the influence, control, or guidance from someone or something. ¬†Is it possible to achieve independence without¬†first being imprisoned? Imprisonment doesn’t always mean jail or prison. Enslavement can exist in relationships, addiction, mental illness, isolation. Addiction, trauma, loss, abuse, abandonment, and alienation can leave us scarred beyond all recognition…. Continue Reading
Jun 30 2016
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Does Sexual Abuse Promote Substance Abuse?

Does Sexual Abuse Promote Substance Abuse? The argument over nature vs nurture is a question for the ages. Genetic predisposition and post-traumatic stress disorder pave the way for similar addictive tendencies resulting in a deadly disease. Treatment programs and 12 step communities are flooded with trauma survivors. There is a pronounced correlation between sexual abuse… Continue Reading
Jun 27 2016


Familiarity with Life and Death in Addiction and Recovery Crawling into the rooms of recovery almost a decade ago, I thought I’ve seen enough death to last a lifetime. Little did I know, living a program of recovery would bring much more pain. Losing friends due to relapse, or the fellow addict never knowing the… Continue Reading
Jun 17 2016
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Keeping an Open Mind and Accepting Help in Recovery

Admitting that you are struggling with addiction and seeking help is a big step. It can be scary facing the unknown and not knowing what to expect. You may try to maintain a sense of control as you start your journey. However, keeping an open mind and being open to change is important. Remember that… Continue Reading
Apr 8 2016