Putting Yourself First in Recovery

The term self-centered has a negative connotation, and understandably so. In most areas of life, being self-centered is undesirable. In recovery, being self-centered has another meaning – deciding to make yourself a priority and striving to be independent and self-sufficient. When it comes to seeking treatment for a co-occurring disorder, you and your recovery are

Is Feeling Bad About Your Body Getting in the Way of Your Recovery?

FREE this week – a life changing texting program to help you feel better about your body and support your recovery. Did you know that 80% of women say that the images of women on television and in movies, fashion magazines and advertising makes them feel insecure? Or that the average American woman is 5’4”

Empowering Women to Recover

When clinicians are trying to help women to change, grow, and heal from addictions, it is critical that they place women in environments in which they can experience mutual, empathetic, healthy relationships with their counselors and with one another. Quote: Stephanie Covington Barriers To Treatment For Women Many treatment centers claim to provide gender-specific treatment.

5 Ways to Cope with Summer’s Special Challenges

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Long after final graduation, most people still find summer the ideal time to slow down and relax. Leisure travel increases, organizations suspend regular meetings, and 9-to-5 businesses slow their production schedules. Families with schoolchildren make major adjustments in daily routines. Weddings and outdoor events surge in frequency. And—for those who battle alcoholism or other substance

Back to Basics: Guiding You Through the 12 Steps

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Formatted by Wally Paton, an Alcoholics Anonymous archivist from Tucson, Arizona, Back to Basics is a reenactment of a 1940’s AA beginner meeting where participants are guided through the 12 steps in four sessions, each an hour long. Originally presented over the course of four weekends, Back to Basics is an experiential workshop which demystifies the