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Coronavirus

How Recovery Prepared Us for Coronavirus

Acceptance has taught me to not freak out about what I cannot control—empty shelves, shuttered businesses, and canceled plans. I may not like it but I can accept it—and even find the gift in it.

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Aa

New Study Supports AA’s Effectiveness, but Professionals Caution

Researchers found that 12-step programs were particularly effective when used alongside and after professional treatment. 

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12 Principles

Practicing Our Principles in Perilous Times

My pandemic fears are controlled by a more fundamental primal fear: I am controlled by my fear of losing control.

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Addiction News

Social distancing = podcast listening, It’s Complicated with Jamie Laing

Tanya sits down with Jamie Laing to discuss how over the 10 years Jamie has been on television, our relationship with social media has evolved hugely.

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Addiction News Coronavirus Covid-19

Dip into our Digital Detox Podcast Library

Dip into our full back catalogue of three seasons of ‘It’s Complicated’; the digital detox podcast to help you untangle your relationship with your phone.

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Coronavirus Covid-19

How to Cope with Triggers During a Global Pandemic While Going Through Recovery

During this unprecedented time, those going through recovery may find life particularly challenging.

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Coronavirus Covid-19

What It’s Like to Be on Methadone During a Pandemic

Imagine the effect on society if the methadone clinics suddenly shut their doors? There would be rioting, robbery, and a lot of people going back to using illicit drugs just to be able to function.

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Female Authors

Before and After I Got Sober: Musings on Creativity

Alcohol was actually the builder of confidences – I was on top of the pyramid for about 20 minutes a day when I was drinking. The other 23 and some odd hours, I was on the bottom.

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Coronavirus Covid-19

Relapses Could Increase Amid COVID-19; Here’s How to Stay Safe

It’s important to recognize that the isolation we’re practicing right now is entirely different from the isolation caused by addiction.

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Ptsd

Control, or the Myth of It: Mental Health and Addiction

Dealing with anxiety and PTSD without having substances to block my emotions has been a challenge, even from the earliest days.