Category: living sober

Building Assertiveness in Early Sobriety

Building Assertiveness in Early Sobriety

People in early recovery often need help developing assertiveness skills. Problems related to caustic relationships, codependency and fear of conflict and criticism must be addressed. Depression, self-loathing and toxic shame add to the complexities of becoming assertive. Dr. Randy J. …

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Good, Clear Times

Think back to the good times of your childhood.  Images may come to mind such as running around for hours on end in a park playing football with friends. You may remember long bike rides to the ice cream parlor …

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Myths About People in Recovery, AToN

Myths About People in Recovery

There is a lot of misinformation about people who identify as being in recovery. Here are a few: Myth: People in recovery are all the same. Fact: People in recovery vary as much as people impacted by addiction. They have …

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Tough Love and Your Family

Tough Love and Your Family

Considering getting help for a family member with an addiction can be a difficult and painful experience. Sometimes it calls for “Tough Love” which means setting boundaries requiring or promoting the individual to take responsibility for their actions. Often loved …

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Balance in Life and Recovery

The Importance of Balance in Life & Recovery

Balance.  When discussing a group on the topic of Family Dynamics at the AToN center I present a model of parenting that can also be a helpful model for self-management.  Researcher Diana Baumrind (1966) developed described different parenting styles and …

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Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week

Last week President Obama named this week, September 18 through September 24, 2016, as Prescription Opioid and Heroin Epidemic Awareness Week.  His intention being to raise awareness to the now well-documented opioid problem continuing to claim lives from our rural …

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After Your Loved One or Friend Gets Out of Treatment

After Your Loved One or Friend Gets Out of Treatment

After your loved one or friend gets out of treatment, you’ll likely want to support him or her as much as possible. While there are many things you can do to ensure that you are not enabling your loved one, …

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Don't Forget Your Past, Learn From It

Don’t Forget Your Past, Learn From It

Often in my work with AToN residents we happen across the difficult issue of what perspective to take on one’s personal history.  This can either be issues related to their family of origin or mistakes that they have made during …

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