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Fear Losing Your Medical or Nursing License for Entering Treatment?

A significant number of doctors, nurses, and physicians are likely to struggle with addiction at some point in their careers. As such, medical professionals struggle with alcohol abuse and addiction at rates that are similar to, or slightly higher than, the general public. There are certainly a wide-ranging set of problems associated with having a…

Rehab 101 — If You Could Recover on Your Own, You Already Would Have?

Typically, people who find their way into recovery—whether it be through a treatment center/rehab facility, a 12 Steps program or some combination of both—come in with some measure of humility. That is, having “reached the end of their rope” with their dependency on alcohol and/or drugs, they’ve likely faced a devastating array of problems:  …

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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: The Importance of Sharing, Opening Up, Confiding and Trusting

“Nature never sends a great man into the ground without confiding the secret to another soul.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson   The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “confide” as follows: ‘to trust’ And it defines “trust” as: ‘reliance on the character, ability, strength or truth of someone or something’ So, what does confiding in someone, trusting someone,…