It’s my choice

The paradox of free choice. It’s an age-old debate and I don’t presume that this post will cover nearly all the angles, but here are my thoughts, anyway, as choice applies to recovery. We come into recovery learning that the sense of being able to choose has been all but eroded in active addiction. In the later […]

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 Stigma is lethal

STIGMA IS LETHAL Conjure up an image of a drug addict or an alcoholic. Chances are (and this is not your fault), you are seeing the kind of rundown reprobate that inspires you to tuck your wallet deeper into your pocket. Or clutch your handbag tighter. That’s not your fault, you were taught to respond […]

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 Bankable recovery

I love the idea of ‘recovery capital’. Not only is it a key idea that has transformed recovery practice from focusing on pathology to going out and getting a better life, but it also says, “Hey, I’ve got assets, I’ve got capital, and that’s  a fine thing in this world.” Simply put, recovery capital is the sum of all […]

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