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Can A Former Drinker Go To Bars?

The addiction/recovery newsmagazine site, The Fix, has a feature where experts answer questions from readers.  Their latest offering is an answer to this question: How can I meet people now that I’m sober? I can’t go to bars and clubs anymore. In one...

Musings On The Choice Model

I’ve been working on a very in depth and direct description of a Choice Model of Addiction which stands on its own without reference to the disease model, and it’s still not finished, but I can’t wait till then to post up some sort of description....

Stop Recovering. Start Living.

I came up with what I think is a good motto for my way of thinking last year, but I’ve only used it once or twice.  It’s on my coaching page, and I realized people may read it there and be confused, so I figured I’d explain it.  The motto is...

Feelings & Realities

Remember how you felt back when your high school sweetheart broke up with you?  Did it feel like the end of the world?  Did it feel like you would be alone for the rest of your life?  Did it feel like no one would ever love you again? For many people, those feelings...

Choice and Will Power

As the hate-mail I receive shows, some people are very turned off by the tagline of my site which reads: Addiction is not a disease, it is a choice. One of the most common interpretations among the haters goes something like this: “When you call addiction a...

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