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What is Equine Therapy?

A form of therapy that may help you with your substance abuse is equine therapy. What is equine therapy? It is a form of animal-assisted therapy that allows you to interact with horses to help work through your psychological or emotional issue. In fact, equine therapy can act as an effective supplement to traditional psychotherapy.…

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Family Therapy Activities

What are family therapy activities? They are a wide range of therapies that help an entire family — not just the individual — overcome addiction. Why are therapy activities important? Because addiction affects everyone — not just the addicted person. Addiction can create tension and problems within the family. Many of these problems become so…

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What is Anxiety vs Depression?

Whether you are feeling anxiety or are deep in the grips of depression, professional treatment can help you through this challenging time in your life. You may not know which condition you are suffering from because, in some ways, anxiety vs depression can often mean the same thing depending on the symptoms. Regardless, understanding the…

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Thirteen

Recently I had my 13th sobriety birthday.  THIRTEEN YEARS! I am beyond grateful. Thirteen years is also how long I was in my disease. That totals 26 years…. A Ninth Step Promise is: ”We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it”.  –Big Book pg. 83 There are times when…

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To Live or Die.

Why did I get sober?  There are many reasons. The reason that sticks out most in my mind today is: I stopped caring if I lived or died. To think back on being in that place after many years of sobriety….  I am saddened. To not care if I LIVED or DIED!!!! What a dark…

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Thought for the Holidays.

This thought has crossed my mind numerous times…. I got loaded EVERY day for YEARS, so does that mean I should go to a meeting EVERY day for YEARS?  How about during holidays? I believe the answer is yes to both questions. When I got sober it was “suggested” that I go to a meeting…

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White Elephant!

  Sometimes I just have to laugh…. I went to a lovely Holiday Party at my friend’s house last week.  What a great time! I, of course, showed up with my Diet Coke can in hand….  Everyone else had mini wine bottles poured into beautiful glasses or a beer. These situations are uncomfortable for me…. …

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Holiday Drinks!

The Holiday season can be a challenge for me with all the social events/parties to attend. One of the biggest hurdles that I face at these social gatherings is the expectation of other people, mainly friends.  They all have an idea of how the holidays should be experienced, with the focus being on drinking alcohol……..…