Pain Management

Pain Management

The key to a long and happy life is effective pain management. The key to recovery is also effective pain management. In recovery, you renounce addicting as a way of managing pain. It is only when you renounce addicting that…

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Complacency

Complacency

Complacency is a false sense of safety when in danger. For victims of addiction, that danger is addiction. This danger varies from minimal to significant, depending on the type of addiction, the addiction severity, recovery skills, and life skills. Life skills…

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Resentment

Resentment

"Holding anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned." Gautama Buddha Resentments arise from failed expectations. You expect people or situations to differ from what…

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Priority Number One

Priority Number One

It is easy for life to get in the way of recovery. Yet without recovery, you have nothing else. The stresses and demands of work and family often crowd out time for recovery work. You may feel the need to…

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