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Rehab 101: Recovery Helps Us Go from ‘Know-it-All’ to Teachable

Rehab 101: Recovery Helps Us Go from ‘Know-it-All’ to Teachable “Happiness is always on the other side of being teachable.” – Shannon Alder Contrary to what may be a stereotype, many people who come into treatment seeking recovery from a substance use disorder are highly intelligent, sometimes professionals with multiple college degrees and years of…

Rehab 101: “Self-Will Run Riot” – How Learning to Let Go of Control Can Help Us Recover

“If the rest of the world would only behave… Whatever our protestations, are not most of us concerned with ourselves, our resentments, or our self-pity? Selfishness – self-centeredness! That, we think, is the root of our troubles.” – Alcoholics Anonymous, A.A. World Services, Inc. When any of us first begin recovery from a substance abuse…

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Rehab 101: Learning to Care for Our Physical Selves in Recovery – Part One: Dealing with Illness

“The body is a boat that floats the soul in space and time.” – Saroj Aryal As people who are in recovery from substance abuse, there are a number of dimensions of our physical selves that need daily attention, if we’re to ensure we’re “covering the bases” properly. Besides the typically mentioned elements of our…

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Rehab 101: When Facing “Resistance to Change” in Body, Mind or Spirit, Open-Mindedness and Willingness are Key

“Change is never painful. Only the resistance to change is painful.” – Buddha So often in early addiction recovery (or later for that matter, after months and years of being sober/clean), we find ourselves facing either relationship issues, work-related matters or other “life situations” that require us to change how we’ve approached them in the…

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Rehab 101: Self-Care = A Multi-Dimensional Relapse Prevention Tool

“Self-care is never a selfish act – it is simply good stewardship of the most important gift I’ve been given.” – Parker Palmer Being in recovery—whether early on (e.g., in treatment for alcohol or drug abuse) or with many years “clean and sober”—we’re often reminded of the importance of regularly practicing self-care (i.e., daily self-care).…