Recovery Rising – A memoir of William L White

Recovery Rising is the memoir of foremost recovery researcher and advocate, William L White. It has just been released on Amazon. White, for over five decades has had different roles in the addiction treatment field, beginning in Chicago’s inner city … Continue reading

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What is a recovery coach?

In 2013, I published Recovery Coaching – A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions, since then the duties and responsibilities of recovery coaches, peer recovery support specialists and professional recovery coaches have expanded significantly. In this article, I … Continue reading

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Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly

Addicted to Porn: Chasing the Cardboard Butterfly is a new documentary by writer-director Justin Hunt and is narrated by Metallica’s James Hetfield. The movie is not about James Hetfield. Hetfield’s connection to the film is solely based on his connection … Continue reading

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10 Signs You’re a Sex Addict

By Brian Whitney Reposted from an article published by www.thefix.com in 02/10/15 Is sex starting to become a real problem for you? Take a look at our list for some warning signs you might want to look out for. So, … Continue reading

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Lions, Tigers, Bears and the Yellow Brick Road to Recovery

This is a guest post by Steve Devlin, a recovery coach from Philadelphia PA, and a long time friend. I chose to post this over the Holiday weekend, because it brings me such joy, and brings back wonderful memories of watching … Continue reading

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What is a recovery coach?

What is a recovery coach, a peer recovery support specialist or a professional recovery coach? In 2013, I published Recovery Coaching – A Guide to Coaching People in Recovery from Addictions, since then the duties and responsibilities of recovery coaches, … Continue reading

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Getting through the tough times

As a recovery coach, I often see my clients need help getting through the tough times, without using, picking up or acting out. Recently, I personally encountered some rough patches in my life, so, I went to my library of … Continue reading

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A new ER resource – recovery coaches

In Rhode Island, more than 1,000 addicts have been brought from the edge of death due to an opioid overdose, thanks to first-responders and emergency room workers using the new lifesaving drugs Narcan and Naloxone. When patients are overdosing, first-responders or ER … Continue reading

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Is Recovery Coaching Effective?

Treatment professionals and researchers are calling for a change in the treatment model for substance use disorders (SUD). This change calls for shedding the acute care model (28 days of SUD treatment will fix you) to a continuum of care … Continue reading

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Recovery Coach Training Organizations – Free Listing

Does your organization want a free listing for your recovery coaching certification training? Every year this website updates the list of over 300 agencies, organizations and schools that offer certification training for recovery coaches working with people in recovery from addictions. This list receives … Continue reading

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Why Can’t You Do the Dishes? Part 2

This week’s guest blogger, Jeff Garson from Radical Decency Group, shares with us a very common example of a partner/spouse/husband/wife interaction. A husband and wife are about to leave for work and his wife, looking at a sink filled with … Continue reading

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Why can’t you do the dishes?

Guest blogger Jeff Garson from Radical Decency Group shares with us a very common example of a partner or spouse interaction. A husband and wife are about to leave for work and his wife, looking at a sink filled with … Continue reading

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I am most vulnerable when I am naked

  As a recovery coach, I approach my clients as a peer, as someone who has gone through the slings and arrows of addiction and emerged on the other side, in recovery and sober from drugs, alcohol and some behavioral … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Warning Signs You Are Talking to an Online Catfisher-Part 4

 How can you protect yourself from a Catfisher or an online predator? Why do they do what they do? Catfishers want something from you. These are people that are not motivated by love, but are driven by money, perverse sexual … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Warning Signs You Are Talking to a Catfisher—Part 3

Are you talking to someone on line? Do you trust them? Could they be a catfisher, a scammer, a scallawag or a con? Last week I outlined some typical characteristics and warning signs of interacting with an online scammer. I … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Warning Signs You Are Talking to an Online Catfisher-Part 2

Are you talking to someone online? Do you trust them? Could they be a catfisher, a scammer, a scallawag or a con? I recently returned to online dating after ending a long-term relationship. With a profile depicting a self-supporting, intelligent … Continue reading

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The Top Ten Warning Signs You Are Talking to an Online Catfisher

Are you talking to someone online? Do you trust them? Could they be a catfisher, a scammer, a scalawag or a con? How Monica Draper, a 55-year-old, Ontario-based graphic designer lost $100,000 is not unheard of. How could she fall … Continue reading

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20 Question Assessment – Is this a healthy relationship?

As a recovery coach I guide a lot of people in the “realm” of healthy relationships. Many ask — is this a healthy relationship? Some clients have not been in a relationship for several years, and are attempting to dip their … Continue reading

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Disagreements are normal in relationships

Expect every relationship to have a disagreement along the way. Disagreements are normal in relationships. Disagreements, however, can trigger other feelings, such as loss of control, powerlessness, or feelings of abuse. Mix into this situation your partner’s personality, the triggers the … Continue reading

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Improve your relationship intimacy

Every couple wants to improve the intimacy in their relationship with their partner. How do you do this? Jeff Garson, a community minded attorney, psychotherapist and coach explores improving your communication with your partner to achieve intimacy. Jeff is also … Continue reading

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