Nicotine

Nicotine

With the concern with the opioid overdose epidemic, it is easy to overlook the most insidious and malignant of all addictive substances: nicotine. Tobacco use results in nearly a half a million deaths a year (as compared to roughly 13,000…

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Renunciation And Recovery

Renunciation and Recovery

In a previous blog I talked about the value of renunciation. Renunciation is an act that cultivates freedom and joy. How does renunciation apply to recovery? Renunciation is one of the three dimensions of recovery, along with healing and self-realization.…

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Renunciation

Renunciation

These days renunciation gets a bad rap. People think of it as deprivation. This could not be further from the truth. Rather than deprivation, renunciation is liberation. It is liberation from compulsively grasping for something we want out of greed,…

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