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“The House That Built Me”

“The House That Built Me.” For most people it’s their childhood home, the place where they grew up, the place where they made their first memories and learned some of their first lessons. But for some, the “House That Built Me” is a different home. It’s still a home where people learned some of their …

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Transfer of Addiction

Transfer of Addiction

The mental health field (and for the purpose of this article, specifically the addiction recovery field) is an interesting little world. There are a lot of licenses, degrees, specialities, subspecialities, and certifications. Essentially, there’s a lot of “experts” and “expertise.” There is a glaring irony to all of this. That irony living in the reality …

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The Thin Red Line - an Analysis of Not Enabling Versus Withholding Support

The Thin Red Line – An Analysis of Not Enabling Versus Withholding Support

It’s a very common explanation, “We had to step away because they were in active addiction.” No one argues with that explanation. It’s actually one of the safest explanations anyone could ever give for pushing away a loved one in need (even if it’s a child). Addiction is still an automatic scarlet letter. Rather than …

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You Can Sandbag Mental Health Training Too

You Can Sandbag Mental Health Training Too

How many times in your life have you heard the story of the Gym Hopeful? The one where the well-meaning person signs up for a gym membership with the intent on getting more physically healthy. They’re ready to be better! They prepare nutritious meals and pack them with protein and veggies. They buy new workout …

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