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Figuring Out What to Do

August 24, 2018

Faced with several options, many people early in recovery have a tough time figuring out what to do. A big choice—such as choosing what to study in college or what to do for a career—can
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It’s Okay to be Imperfect

June 29, 2018

Those in early recovery from substance use disorders usually don’t like the person they see in the mirror. They often wonder if they’re strong enough to resist a severe craving. They’re often unsure if they
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Practical Exercises to Help Live a Meaningful Life

May 10, 2018

The great psychiatrist Viktor Frankl was convinced that addiction is a response to living a life that lacks personal meaning. One reason for this empty life is that the person is not true to himself
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Addiction and the Media

April 24, 2018

Too many people are talking about addictions these days. It’s almost impossible to read a newspaper, listen to the radio, watch a television newscast, or scan the internet without finding yet another article or segment
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Wellness and Recovery

January 24, 2018

Wellness is common buzz word these days. Schools have “wellness centers”, employee assistance groups have “wellness programs”, and magazines and blogs regularly publish articles on the topic.

Addiction, Recovery, and the Dark Side

September 20, 2017

Those with addictions are famous for living in the dark side of life. For thousands of years, artists and thinkers have described the lives of the intoxicated as unhealthy, achieving nothing, an affront to good
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Addiction & a Lack of Authorship

August 28, 2017

At SCHC, we assume that each adult is the author of his or her life. Even though we have limitations imposed on us, we’re still responsible to make decisions that dictate the quality of life
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Meaning and Biology in Addiction

July 25, 2017

When we talk about meaning—making sense of our lives—most people tend to forget that our biology, our physical bodies, give us messages all the time, which help us make sense of ourselves and the world
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Addiction Talk

June 22, 2017

We’re talking far too much about addiction these days. How we talk about this thing called “addiction” has been radically transformed into something well beyond the simple fact of an individual using drugs. Addiction has
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Evidence-Based or Science-Based Addiction Treatment?

June 6, 2017

First of all, let’s call it science-based therapy (SBT) rather than evidence-based therapy (EBT). The cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) psychologists have essentially usurped the term EBT, and they argue that the only solid evidence is quantitative
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