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Self Forgiveness: An Important Step in Rehab and Recovery

Author Betsy Koelzer

Because of the predominance of 12 Steps Programs, much in rehab and recovery revolves around remorse, contrition, self-condemnation, guilt and regret. You are taught that to successfully recover you must present yourself to others as contrite, guilty and remorseful; you are taught that you require the forgiveness of others to be whole. 638 more words


sometimes, i just want to punch addicts in the face

As a drug and alcohol counselor, I’ve seen more than my fair share of addiction-related suffering.  While I’ve been very lucky to have been a part of people’s recovery process, more often than not, I’ve seen people who just LOVE their substance too much to give it up.  402 more words


Addictions: We all have them

I hope that based on the poems we can all agree that my next couple of post will be about addictions.

Now, there many, many, and I mean MANY addictions. 715 more words

Press Release: "A Noble Work" Published

Sherwood Hills Recovery director, Richard M Knapp, released his first book in a series of three on the subject of substance abuse treatment.  “A Noble Work” sets forth the philosophy Knapp has been teaching since the treatment center opened 3 years ago.

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Substance abuse should NOT define a person

“So, what does it mean to you that you use crack?”

He looked at me as though I had asked him about Pi’s stretch into infinity.  335 more words

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