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Rehab 101: Dealing with the Multi-Dimensional Problem of Complacency in Recovery

“It is not failure, but complacency… aiming too low, that is life’s greatest tragedy.”                                                             – Benjamin E. Mays Most people I know in recovery are aware of how important it is to be vigilant about “practicing these principles in all our affairs.” For the sake of this blog-post, this means that, as far as our…

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Rehab 101: Reflections on the Value of Practicing the Principle of Patience in Recovery

“Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.”                                                             – Ralph Waldo Emerson The following brief anecdote illustrates one of the first “lessons” I learned in early recovery—the principle of practicing patience in my life. One evening after a recovery group meeting, a tall, thin woman—someone I respected and who I knew had decades of…

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Applying the Recovery-Rehab Principle of Flexibility in the Coronavirus Era

Here is how the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines ‘flexibility’: “characterized by a ready capability to adapt to new, different or changing requirements. “ Now, given all of the ‘new, different or changing requirements’ thrown at us all (individually and collectively) by the worldwide coronavirus pandemic, I think the timing is good for us to take a…

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Why Good Addiction Centers Connect clients to AA or NA

Why Use the 12 Step Approach? It’s indisputable. Addiction recovery experts agree AA and NA meetings are the “go-to” place after rehab. If you were lucky, you were heavily exposed to one or both of these fellowships in treatment. The best addiction centers connect clients to support groups with a formal goal in the first…

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Physician Health Programs for Addicted Doctors

Physician Health Programs for Addicted Doctors Drug addiction runs rampant among medical professionals. USA Today reports, “Across the country, more than 100,000 doctors, nurses, and technicians and other health professionals struggle with abuse or addiction, mostly involving narcotics such as Oxycodone and Fentanyl.”  What sets doctors and nurses apart from other professionals is their accessibility…

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How Recovery Can Transform You

PART ONE Once a ‘Functioning’ Alcoholic/Addict, Now an “Acceptable, Responsible, Productive Member of Society” “The obsession with instant gratification blinds us from our long-term potential.” – Michael Dooley I clearly remember that my attitude (well, at least part of it) coming into my first 12-Step recovery meeting was: “Although I’ve got a problem with drinking…

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There is a Solution

AA Big Book Chapter 2 THERE IS A SOLUTION We, of ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS, know thousands of men and women who were once just as hopeless as Bill. Nearly all have recovered. They have solved the drink problem. We are average Americans. All sections of this country and many of its occupations are represented, as well…

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Alcohol Rehab

Alcohol rehab Tampa, Florida BoardPrep Recovery offers leading-edge alcohol rehab in beautiful South Tampa. BoardPrep experts specialize in the treatment of serious addiction and complex dual disorders. Based on the successful physician health recovery model, BoardPrep improves long-term results through enhanced structure, coaching and ongoing recovery monitoring. Through 30 years of clinical experience, the clinician…

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Drug Rehab

Drug rehab Tampa, Florida BoardPrep Recovery offers leading-edge drug rehab in beautiful South Tampa. BoardPrep experts specialize in the treatment of serious addiction and complex dual disorders. Based on the successful physician health recovery model, BoardPrep improves long-term results through enhanced structure, coaching and ongoing recovery monitoring. Through 30 years of clinical experience, the clinician…