Category Archives: Family & Addiction

Addiction to Scary Thinking     

I’ve been much more aware of my thinking as recovery progresses. The slogan, “I came for the drinking but stayed for my thinking” is very true. Even with all—or most—addictions removed it’s my thinking that causes me trouble. I write … Continue reading

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Husband of Joys and Sorrows

A long war with a loved one’s addiction Published on June 17, 2014 by PT Blogs in The Guest Room By Fran Simone Alcoholism, widely recognized as a wasteland that sucks addicts and their loved ones dry, is a disease … Continue reading

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Any Amount and Anytime

Sometimes the little things turn out to be the big things. We know this about relationships. That remark on the first date. The joke made about the ex. The comment about a former boss. Later, we look back and sigh; … Continue reading

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Spreading the Word

God — Higher Power, The Great I AM, Yahweh, whatever name we choose to endow the power greater of ourselves in the Universe — does work in mysterious ways. Two evenings ago, I attended my first Nar-Anon meeting a mere … Continue reading

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Boundaries Make Good Recovery

When we were using we didn’t have good boundaries. In early recovery we experienced them being set for us. Then, in later recovery we learned to set them as we began to practice self-care. In “Out of the Woods” I … Continue reading

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What Constitutes a Spiritual Awakening?

Awakenings of the spirit come in many different shapes and sizes One of the core characteristics that makes people vulnerable to addiction (and is also amplified as a consequence of active addiction) is a sense of internal emptiness—a pervasive feeling … Continue reading

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11-th Hour Volunteers

Last evening I was sitting in a hospice meeting for what are called 11-th Hour Volunteers. That is, we sit with patients who are actively dying if they are otherwise alone, or if the family needs respite from the vigil. … Continue reading

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No New Amends

As long-term recovery continues, our step work also continues. Many of the things we did in step-work become life habits. Making amends is in that category. I talk about this in my book “Out of the Woods”. Over the last … Continue reading

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Eating Disorder Treatment Webinar & Therapist Highlight

Dr. Brad Reedy will be broadcasting an interactive webinar on the treatment and recovery of Eating Disorders on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM (Mountain Time). Reviewing the book, Making Peace with Your Plate, by Robyn … Continue reading

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Lean In–Go Toward

Has this happened to you: You learn a recovery skill, or a strategy in early recovery that –over time– kind of slips away, and then later you get to revive it? In “Out of the Woods” I write about this … Continue reading

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