Addiction Recovery Blog

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December 17, 2016

John Cheever’s “The Swimmer”

  As an alcoholic with five years of sobriety, I identify with the protagonist, Neddy Merrill, in John Cheever’s short story, The Swimmer. The story is […]
December 16, 2016

Why is Gratitude So Important in Recovery?

  During my second year of sobriety, when I lived in Palmdale, my neighbor, who was also in recovery, would periodically send me texts like, “Keep […]
December 15, 2016

The Three Little Pigs

  Many of us are familiar with the English children’s fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs.  There were three little sibling pigs, that each built houses, […]
December 14, 2016

The Red Shoes

  The Big Book states, “We are like men who have lost their legs. We can never grow new ones.” In many ways that sentence brings […]
December 13, 2016

RIP Van Winkle

  Washington Irving’s folk tale, Rip Van Winkle, is one of the most notorious of American legends. Rip Van Winkle, along with his wife, son and […]
December 12, 2016

Rehabilitation Centers

  For clients suffering from alcoholism and drug addiction, the best option is to find treatment at a comprehensive drug rehabilitation center. There is a wide […]
December 11, 2016

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS)

So maybe you have decided that you have had enough. You have bounced around 12-step meetings for the last few weeks, and somehow even though you […]
December 10, 2016

Insomnia and Recovery

  In early recovery, many individuals might experience post acute withdrawal syndrome (PAWS), which often occurs two or so weeks after detox. One of the symptoms […]
December 9, 2016

Inpatient versus Outpatient Treatment

 In a nutshell, what do these two terms mean? Well, inpatient treatment is when a person who suffers from substance abuse and addiction is admitted into […]
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