Can I Still Drink if I Only Had a Problem with Drugs?

Many men and women enter into recovery programs with the belief that, if they can break their addiction to their specific drug of choice, they will still be able to drink or even use other drugs that they felt they didn’t have a problem with. The disease of addiction, however, is not dependent on our…

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Can Digital Detox Help Executives Perform Better?

Executives work long hours for long stretches of time and it can feel like there is no ‘off’ button. In the C-suite, work can feel like a job that requires an on switch 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Work-life balance is mentioned a lot lately regarding workflow and home life. Digital detox…

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Help Yourself by Helping Others

The 12th step of Alcoholics Anonymous states: “Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs”. As men and women who have experiences the joys of sobriety, we choose to share our experience, strength, and hope with…

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Can I Still Be Creative Without Drugs or Alcohol?

History is rife with stories of great artists deeply entrenched in drug or alcohol addiction. Many men and women attempt to use substances as means of boosting their creativity, but research has shown that drug-use does not enhance creativity, rather, it diminishes our ability for creative thought.   Drugs rewire our brains, an experience that…

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Are the Brains of C-Suite Executives More Wired for Addiction?

The best leaders in the world are driven, dedicated, and outside-the-box thinkers but are generally wired differently. Many people suggest “C-Suite” executives may be more self focused than others but there are likely other reasons for why these high-powered achievers are wired differently. The correlation that exists for C-Suite executives and substance abuse likely plays…

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Can I Go to Alcoholics Anonymous if I Had a Problem with Drugs?

Many men and women who choose to enter into a life of sobriety believe that Alcoholics Anonymous is a program solely for those who have problems with alcohol. At face-value, this makes sense, and some people in the recovery community firmly believe that Alcoholics Anonymous is for treating the disease of alcoholism, which Narcotics Anonymous…

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How Do I Let Go of the Fear of Detox?

Change is scary and going to detox is definitely a change. Though it is natural to fear change, detox is a huge, necessary step on the road to recovery. If you finally decide to get sober and clean, then you will face many tests and challenges. The first one is to detox, get clean, and…

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Tips to Manage Stress in Early Recovery

Early sobriety can feel overwhelming at times. We’ve embarked upon a new life-path, uncertain of what the future holds. Our emotions are heightened, our brains are beginning to heal, and finally, we begin to feel the weight of the external stressors that we ignored in our addiction. Stress, however, can be manageable with a few…

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