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How Does Drinking Affect Your Life?

2022-10-08T21:54:52-04:00December 23, 2021|Addiction Recovery, Addiction Recovery Programs|

At this point, I’m comfortable with defining myself as a former alcoholic because I know that that is just one part of who I am. I have introduced myself as such on numerous occasions; it is a commonality that I share with the other members of my support group. But I also identify with many other titles, such as father, son, pilot, recovery professional, and business partner.

Trudge the Road of Happy Destiny

2022-10-18T19:08:17-04:00November 6, 2021|Addiction Recovery Programs, Articles|

I draw a parallel between using drugs and a ride in an amusement park. Just like a roller coaster, drugs have an exhilarating aspect, but we don’t go to the amusement park every day. We enjoy the ride and move on to the next thing; our experience becomes a memory – not a way of life.

Alcoholics Anonymous: Building the foundation of AA (with a dog named True)

2022-10-18T19:52:38-04:00October 12, 2021|Addiction Recovery, Addiction Recovery Programs, Articles|

I learned about the concept of a Higher Power from True. She wanted the best for me; she didn’t want me to suffer or relapse. Prior to making True my Higher Power, I would happily argue with anyone about religion. But after I met True, I no longer put up a fight about it. If a dog could be my driving force, who was I to argue against anyone else’s beliefs?

Long Term Addiction Recovery Programs: 8 Essential Elements

2022-10-18T19:54:58-04:00October 12, 2021|Addiction Recovery, Addiction Recovery Programs, Alcohol and Drug Interventions, Family Recovery, Recovery Coach|

here are two very successful programs with proven results for long-term recovery. They are; the Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) for pilots and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) for physicians.  Both programs boast an above an 80% success rate at long-term recovery. Other general programs without a similar foundation have a success rate of less than 20%.

Addiction is a response to trauma – my Halloween story

2022-11-06T11:12:34-05:00August 9, 2021|Addiction, Addiction Recovery, Addiction Recovery Programs, Alcohol and Drug Interventions, Articles, Family Interventions, Family Recovery, Interventions, Our Stories, Recovery Coach, Recovery Coaching|

I don’t know how a trauma in my family a few generations back might show up in my life, that is until I recently passed up buying a pumpkin. I stood in front of a beautiful pumpkin at a farm stand. It was marked half price and I stood in front of it, frozen, unable to decide if I wanted to buy it. I walked away from that pumpkin feeling sick to my stomach.

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