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The Benefits of Using the Twelve Steps From Day One

By Web Dev | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on The Benefits of Using the Twelve Steps From Day One

There is a belief held by many in the recovery field that a person can only recover if they are willing. This may seem obvious on its surface, but there is more to this concept than that surface level. Willingness is more than simply showing up. Willingness lies in rigorous honesty, and it is only…

How the Twelve Steps Can Help Those in the Professional Sphere Recover

By Web Dev | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on How the Twelve Steps Can Help Those in the Professional Sphere Recover

Anyone who has flown probably remembers the inflight instructions before takeoff. Particularly the portion that discusses placing your own oxygen mask on first before assisting others. Well, we can think of no better analogy than this when it comes to healthcare professionals getting the 12-Step recovery help they sometimes require. Addiction is not an exclusive disease.…

The Importance of Educating the Spouse for Successful Recovery

By Web Dev | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on The Importance of Educating the Spouse for Successful Recovery

Did you know that some of the principal founders of the Temperance Movement in the 19th Century were spouses concerned about the dangers brought about by their husband’s drinking? One of the founders, Frances Willard, is often remembered with a fist in the air exclaiming to crowds of exacerbated spouses, “We must do everything for…

The Importance of Educating the Entire Family About Recovery

By Web Dev | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on The Importance of Educating the Entire Family About Recovery

The family is often the first to detect if a loved one is struggling with addiction. Often no one knows more than the immediate family, and often no one is more affected by addiction than the family. However, while the family is usually the saving grace for many struggling family members, they can be overlooked…

Preparing Guests for Life After Treatment

By Web Dev | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Preparing Guests for Life After Treatment

It is important to understand that 12-Step recovery and the healthcare industry are not separate; rather, they have long been intrinsically intertwined. In a letter written in 1966, co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Bill Wilson wrote, “Thankfully, we have accepted the devoted services of many nonalcoholic. We owe our very lives to the men and women of…

Helping Someone Overcome the Hurdle of Spirituality in Recovery

By Web Dev | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Helping Someone Overcome the Hurdle of Spirituality in Recovery

A prominent concept in 12-Step recovery is to live your life one day at a time. Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) “focuses on the 24 hours ahead.” This daily breakdown allows those in recovery to avoid their regrets of the past and frets for the future. However, for many in recovery, there must be more than an…

The Importance of Developing Alumni Programs in Recovery

By Web Dev | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on The Importance of Developing Alumni Programs in Recovery

Cofounder of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and founding board member of High Watch Recovery Center, Bill Wilson, once wrote on the concept of service in recovery, “And he well knows that his own life has been made richer, as an extra dividend of giving to another without any demand in return.” This is one of the primary messages…

Strengthening the Foundation: Guiding Those in Need to 12-Step Meetings

By Web Dev | March 1, 2023 | Comments Off on Strengthening the Foundation: Guiding Those in Need to 12-Step Meetings

Nearly 90 years ago, two men came together with a unified struggle: the struggle of addiction. These men determined that in order to stay sober, they must work with others in recovery. This became imperative. This became the primary purpose, which is now discussed in a 12-Step meeting every hour of every day all over the world.…

Is Ritalin Addictive?

By Web Dev | November 22, 2022 | Comments Off on Is Ritalin Addictive?
Is Ritalin Addictive?

Understanding Ritalin Ritalin is the brand name commonly used for the medication methylphenidate. This stimulant drug impacts the central nervous system (CNS), increasing communication levels between nerve cells throughout the brain and body. Methylphenidate has similar effects to amphetamine and cocaine. There are a number of street names for Ritalin, including: Kiddie cocaine R-ball Skippy…

How to Support a Recovering Alcoholic

By Web Dev | November 17, 2022 | Comments Off on How to Support a Recovering Alcoholic
How to Support a Recovering Alcoholic

What is Alcohol Use Disorder? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) condition characterized by an addiction to alcohol, a depressive substance used by much of the global population. Alcohol addiction – or AUD – is a powerful condition that is characterized by chronic, relapsing drinking despite its negative impact on a person’s life. The mental health disorder…