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Trust is earned, not bestowed
Yesterday a client told me that he asked his parents if he could stay with them temporarily. They said no.
Celebrating 20 years: what’s next for SMART Recovery®?
As a Recovery Coach I meet my clients where they're at. I am also mindful that each client is different and will require different tools and support.
8 warning signs that you may be heading toward a relapse
Most people who struggle with substance use will have one or more relapses during their ongoing attempts to recover. Here are 8 signs to watch for.
Attending a business conference after you’ve stopped drinking
A short post about how I helped a client strategize to avoid slipping back into old drinking behaviours during a work conference.
Evidence suggests people can recover from addiction without formal treatment
There are multiple approaches to recovery. Each person requires a plan tailored to their beliefs and lifestyle.
4 principles for creating meaning while in addiction recovery
Unless individuals in recovery become self-aware of what makes them truly content, it is very likely that the cravings will return with more intensity and relapse becomes a real possibility.
Boredom can be extremely uncomfortable, and the usual solution is intoxication
Boredom is the leading cause of relapse. Can better self awareness help with boredom?
Addiction triggers come from the strangest places
Addiction triggers are real. People, places, events or situations can all provide triggering moments.