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Is Drug Addiction a Developmental Disorder?

The conventional wisdom in recovery circles says that people “stop maturing when they start using (alcohol or drugs).” According to a recent Yale study, teens’ brains are more susceptible to risky and impulsive behavior, including trying drugs in spite of the inherent risks. Furthermore, normal neural development is sidetracked in favor or repeating the behavior…

How to Practice Gratitude

For people in recovery, it is essential to cultivate a practice of gratitude. Some people are naturally positive and able to wake up to see the sunny side of their day ahead. For the rest, gratitude can be done as a spiritual practice which will help us to maintain sobriety, balance our emotions, and re-discover…

The Other 12 Steps: How Loved Ones Can Cope with Addiction

If you have a loved one with the disease of alcoholism, you may know about the 12 Steps for him or her. But did you know that there are a set of 12 Steps just for you? Just as the one you love needs a set of tools to work with, so do you. The…

Recovery and the Art of Not Trying

There are those who say that alcoholism and addiction are problems of the will, and that drinking or using is a matter of choice. In the recovery community at large, however, the message is this: If you can exercise willpower and choose, go ahead—we’re here for those who cannot. The art of addiction recovery is…

Finding Purpose in the New Year

Having a sense of purpose is a key ingredient of good mental health. With no purpose at all, it can be easy to fall prey to nihilism and depression. Purpose as an overarching concept offers structure and helps us understand our behavior. Once identified, it can be used as a reference point for decisions and…

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