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Risky business: Research could improve understanding of risky behavior, addiction

Published: Apr 28th, 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — It follows logically: If you are unable to predict how a decision might affect your life, your decisions may be more impulsive. New research from the University […]

Assess drinking habits

Assess drinking habits

Published: Apr 28th, 2014

April is Alcohol Awareness Month, a time to learn about the health and social problems caused by drinking too much. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism encourages the […]

A suburban heroin addict’s brush with death and hopes for a better life

A suburban heroin addict’s brush with death and hopes for a better life

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

Recently I received an e-mail from my mother with a link to the harrowing tale of a 16-year-old Northern Virginia girl who overdosed on heroin and died, and whose companions […]

Hoffman and the toxicity of “should”

Hoffman and the toxicity of “should”

Published: Feb 14th, 2014

Any sober person can tell you how frustrating it is to convey to a “normie” what getting high means to an addict.  And the keyword here is “means.”  For an […]

New Recovery Advocacy Movement

New Recovery Advocacy Movement

Published: Jan 24th, 2014

In November of last year, historian William White addressed the Executive Directors Leadership Academy at the Association of Recovery Community Organizations meeting. “It is always good to be with old friends, […]

Does AA Work for Everyone?

Does AA Work for Everyone?

Published: Jan 10th, 2014

We have featured blog posts from Greg Kayko in the past. He is a single father of two young children, the sponsor of half a dozen (or so) men in the Midwest, […]

Back to Basics: Alcohol

Back to Basics: Alcohol

Published: Jan 10th, 2014

Alcoholism and heavy drinking aren’t necessariily the same thing. Yes, alcoholics drink heavily, but not all heavy drinkers are alcoholics. Read the full article.

How Can We Best Welcome the Newcomers?

How Can We Best Welcome the Newcomers?

Published: Dec 13th, 2013

Greg Kayco is the author of the blog Sobriety Junkie. We have featured him before. A couple of months ago, he published a new article about welcoming the newcomer in […]

The Anonymous People – a film about recovery

The Anonymous People – a film about recovery

Published: Dec 13th, 2013

The Anonymous People is a film about addiction and people living in recovery. Directed by Greg Williams, a 29-year-old in recovery, the film addresses the power in numbers behind recovery. Learn […]

Signs of a Problem

Signs of a Problem

Published: Dec 5th, 2013

As you gather with friends and family this holiday season, you may notice someone having an unhealthy relationship with drugs or alcohol. Watch for these signs:       Deterioration in personal grooming […]