Connection? The Opposite of Addiction?

Johann Hari has been getting a lot of attention recently, a lot of traction out of a premise he hopes will help the world understand addiction a little better, namely: ‘The Opposite Of Addiction Is Not Sobriety. The Opposite Of Addiction Is Connection.’ This attention long overdue, desperately needed, and essential to the world of […]

Pleasure Unwoven: a must see DVD

SCIENCE and 12-Step NEED NOT BE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.  There.  I said it. I often end up separated from the pack, “the pack” being any group of people who share a recovery experience, or in this case a program, who readily throw out the, “hey, whatever works for you, man,” quip when someone suggests alternatives to […]

The Price of Shame

Yet another survivor who is stepping away from the shame and into her intentional and rightful voice that is insisting on change. If you asked yourself, “Am I part of the problem or the solution,” what would your honest answer be? It’s quite easy to be part of the problem. The jokes, the stigma, that […]