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The 10 Necessary Steps

Rather than complain further, I’ve chosen to condense and clean up the steps, making them more accessible.

The 10 Necessary Steps

Awareness and Acceptance
Become aware of your situation. 757 more words

The Anti-AA Rant

I studied psychology as an undergrad with hopes of one day working as a drug rehab counselor for teenagers. By the end of my studies, I was miserable. 1,240 more words

Some Thoughts For Newcomers

Some don’t realize it consciously, but all of us addicts have one thing in common, a feeling, deep down inside, that we want to be different people from who we are. 558 more words


Hungry? Angry? Lonely? Tired? H.A.L.T.!

For those of us who live with depression, whether we can are on meds, off meds – the bottom line is that living with (sometimes unpredictable) emotional fluctuations can make it really hard to plan the  future..or sometime just an hour from now even.    973 more words


Regular Marijuana Use Bad for Teens' Brains

Psychology and public health experts weigh in on potential effects of legalization on youth…

“It needs to be emphasized that regular cannabis use, which we consider once a week, is not safe and may result in addiction and neurocognitive damage, especially in youth…”   

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If There Is No Wind, Row

“You have to be your own wind. No one will make decisions for you. No one will create opportunities for you. If you stay the status quo and you’re happy, stay.

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Doing a Personal Inventory - Who are you hurting by not making a change?

A few years ago I posted a blog correlating my healing process with a 12 step program similar to the 12 steps for Alcoholics Anonymous. I received quite a few positive responses at the time about how it helped others to have this simple direction that has proven successful for over 80 years. 1,086 more words