Severe Mental Illness and Substance Abuse

By Sarah Peters 01/28/14 New data linking severe mental illness and substance use could lead to more effective and streamlined treatment options for clinicians and patients, according to a leading expert in psychiatry and addiction issues. The Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis and the University of Southern California jointly conducted a study of [...]

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Amplified Recovery

By William White http://www.williamwhitepapers.com/blog/2014/02/amplified-recovery.html “There is nothing about a caterpillar which would suggest that it will become a butterfly” – Buckminster Fuller Recovery from a life-threatening condition can bring far more than the removal of pain and sickness from an otherwise unchanged life. Confronting one’s mortality through the experiences of illness and recovery can bring [...]

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Love Recovery & InTheRooms

In The Rooms Video By Lindsey Glass  Read The Valentine and Watch the Video http://www.reachoutrecovery.com/magazine/opinion/item/22885-love-recovery Four years ago I started producing documentaries focused on recovery because I felt frustrated by the way addicts and alcoholics are portrayed in the media. I thought, Isn’t it bad enough that we face stigma of every kind? Is it really [...]

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There Isn’t A Cure For Addiction

Reprinted from Reach Out Recovery http://reachoutrecovery.com/component/k2/item/22233-philip-seymour-hoffman-it-could-be-any-of-us&Itemid=62 by Marc Dunn Another celebrity, Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was found dead Sunday of an apparent drug overdose. Hoffman had been clean and sober for 23 years until a relapse last May. I do not know him and do not have knowledge of the specifics of his death [...]

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Self

by Deepak Chopra Here’s how Deepak describes it: “Certain personality characteristics become evident when we are in touch with our universal Self. We are immune to criticism, but responsive to feedback. This means that on the emotional, psychological, and spiritual levels, we feel neither beneath nor superior to anyone else. This doesn’t mean we are [...]

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Fear of Failure

By Anonymous Many years ago with only a short time in recovery the following happened: In a phone call on New Year’s Day, a college professor told me she’d failed my final paper for her course. I could rewrite the paper, she said, correcting the shortcomings, possibly retaining my overall A for the course. Or [...]

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Fear

By Dan Griffin For most of my life I wanted to be fearless. Since I was a child I seemed to experience an abnormal amount of fear. Whether it is a genetic anomaly, neurological misfiring, a spiritual malady or all of the above, I cannot say. What I do know is that I was always [...]

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Interview With An Alcoholic

Marc Dunn From In The Rooms

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Happy New Year

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Overcoming Emptiness

Doing well fills the hole in my soul: thereby healing and renewing my spirit.

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