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Walk The Talk Recovery – Bill W. and Days of Wine and Roses

There is a scene in Days of Wine and Roses where Lee Remick’s character is asking Jack Lemon’s recovering, sober character if she can come back home, but at 1:51:48, [...]

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Walk The Talk Recovery December 5

I was talking to a young man the other day about alcoholism and he said, “Why don’t they just quit drinking?” It reminded me that this is how many people who do not have the [...]

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Walk The Talk Recovery November 7

Here is a good article that discusses how creativity can aid in the treatment of addiction. It even looks at how it can help with shame. Guilt and shame can be a very big problem in recovery if [...]

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Walk The Talk Recovery November 3

I was in a training yesterday on Medically Assisted Treatment for substance use disorders. It was amazing to be in a room with so many dedicated professionals. But one young man who is studying [...]

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Addiction is a disease and we can talk about it

With the disease of Addiction, there is a spectrum of severity depending on the substance or behavior and on the individual. And like any other disease, there are choices that an individual can [...]

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Walk The Talk Recovery and Changing

The developers of the Stages of Change Model, James Prochaska, John Norcross and Carlo DiClemente in their book, Changing for Good, call the first Stage of Change, Precontemplation. In this stage [...]

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Walk The Talk Recovery 2

Before we can fix a problem or even look at the possibilities, we need to acknowledge the existence of the problem and assess its severity and effects. Many of us are aware of the epidemic nature [...]

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Walk The Talk Recovery

Alcoholism and Addiction are at epidemic proportions today. Whether you are personally impacted, have a loved one who is impacted or are a bystander, we are all paying dearly for this issue. It [...]

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Don’t let your demons creep up on you

  I frequently hear people say that they are having trouble with their fourth step in Alcoholics Anonymous. This is the step where you write down all of your resentments and fears and admit [...]

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Okayness To Go

Many people, such as Alcoholics and those addicted to other substances and behaviors (these can include shopping, gambling, sex, over work and even being addicted to other people), have something [...]