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relapse not always part of recovery

Is relapse part of recovery? (HINT: Doesn’t have to be)

When we learn to drive a car, the instructor tells us about the pedals, gears, that impossible thing called parallel parking, and loads of other stuff. But not once do I recall the driving instructor telling me that getting in a crash was part of the driving process. Yet that’s exactly the same kind of …

drowning in addiction

Trading one addiction for another

Addiction is one insidious beast. It doesn’t just go away because you quit drinking. It instead has a tendency to simply grab onto something else to keep the addiction fuel line going. This all-too-common habit of swapping one addiction another is often referred to as switching seats on the Titanic. Perhaps you trade your drinking …