Recovery is a Process

Arrested development is a sad relative that accompanies the already nasty beast that is addiction. Which means: the emotional development of an addict becomes arrested at the time, stage-in-life, level of maturity, that addiction began (Chapter...

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A Recovery Life is a Real Life

Most of us in “double-digit” recovery have learned that the twelve steps and working a program are part of a good life, but we also know that these do not protect us from illness, job troubles, problems with kids and family, all manner of loss...

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Get Out Of God’s Way

In long-term recovery we often lean back into moments from our early recovery that help and sustain us. In my book, OUT OF THE WOOD: A Woman’s Guide to Long-Term Recovery, I write about some of these experiences. Here is one of mine: When I...

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