Genes, Addiction, & Personality (GAP) Study SHE RECOVERS® is proud to share our support and recruitment effort for VCU's “The Genes, Addiction, and Personality” (GAP) study. As a person in long term recovery who also just happens to be a (former) researcher with a...
Understanding Harm Reduction September is Recovery Month and interviewing Michelle Bilan about Harm Reduction was definitely a highlight of the month for me. Michelle, a member of the Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is an RN, BN, MN, ACRN and has worked in...
First of all – and this is an important point – I am one of you. For the past thirty years I’ve attended and been involved with a twelve-step recovery program for people who struggle with addiction. I’ve probably attended thousands of meetings, done years’ worth of...
Part of remembering yourself is recognizing what is yours to deal with and what is not. It is looking at the totality of our experiences and teasing out behaviors from causes. Yes, we need to own our own shit. But not all of this shit is ours to own.
The anthropologist Margaret Meade famously said everyone has three marriages, even if it’s to the same person. Whether we desire it or not, marriages evolve.
For every condition, there is a divine and perfect solution, and the perfect tools to reveal the healing that is perfect for you. You don’t have to figure this out or do it alone. Let’s get down to the core of your forgiveness process and get you safely home!
If I’ve learned anything over the past three decades of my own recovery – it is this. We are all recovering from something. Or many somethings.
Just as there are many paths to recovery, there are many paths to loving someone who is in active addiction. I am aware of the tactics often used in this situation: codependence, enabling, tough love, rock bottom. I am not offering an opinion on which path to take. Instead I am just sharing the story of my own family.
These are my three favorite words of encouragement. These words have seen me out of dark places and moments of uncertainty. These words bring me back to my center.