Alcoholics Anonymous

To The Loved Ones

To The Loved Ones

The 1939 publication "Alcoholics Anonymous," commonly referred to as The Big Book masterfully details the problem of alcoholism and a way out that has worked for millions since. One of the chapters in that book is called, "To the Wives." It's not just for wives, it...

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The Four Agreements: Creating Your Serenity

The Four Agreements: Creating Your Serenity

One of the most influential books in the recovery world and very commonly used in addiction recovery centers is The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. Many of our clinicians here at GateHouse Treatment suggest the book to...

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6 Ways to Be Nice to Yourself

6 Ways to Be Nice to Yourself

Being mean to yourself doesn’t help. I’ve heard people say, “My worst day sober is better than my best day drunk.” I can’t relate. Life in sobriety isn’t always easy. Life isn’t always easy, period. How I react to difficult situations is far from perfect. I know I’m...

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9 Resolutions for Recovery in 2018

9 Resolutions for Recovery in 2018

With a New Year comes new challenges. See some smart resolutions for 2019 and learn how you can get help with rehabs in Boston. 1. Resolve to try a new 12-Step meeting. Even if you regularly attend the same 12-Step meetings, replace one with a new one or resolve to...

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The Stigma of Addiction

The Stigma of Addiction

I have written on this topic more than once spanning the course of nearly 10 years. The awareness of addiction in that period of time has increased significantly, and yet one thing persists--the stigma attached to it. I don't know if we will ever get past it but...

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Tips For the First 90 Days of Addiction Recovery

Tips For the First 90 Days of Addiction Recovery

The first 90 days of addiction recovery are some of the hardest and most rewarding days of your new life. Here are some tips to ensure your recovery and your newfound happiness! Create and keep a schedule Creating a schedule in drug and alcohol rehab is essential so...

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What To Do After Relapse

What To Do After Relapse

When recovering from heroin addiction or any other kind of dependency, you might find the hardest battle faced isn’t becoming sober but staying sober. Sobriety is not an easy task, and sometimes we make decisions we regret. Relapse isn’t a “step” in recovery, but it...

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