Uppers and Downers are Both Dead Ends

Uppers and Downers are Both Dead Ends

Imagine you are on a staircase and there is no exit door at the nearest landing. You have to decide whether you are going to go up or down, right? Well, let’s say you start climbing up. And up. And up some more. You keep getting higher but you still can’t find a way...
Workplace Issues Related to Recovery

Workplace Issues Related to Recovery

A whole lot of people—including you yourself, perhaps—spend many, many (many!) hours on the job. We think of the work week as lasting 40 hours, but for a lot of folks, that number is the floor rather than the ceiling. People get to the job early, work through lunch,...
Misperceptions About Substance Use Disorders

Misperceptions About Substance Use Disorders

Avoid Misperceptions About Substance Use Disorders and Recovery You Can Be Wrong—Even When You Are Convinced You Are Right Have you ever played a trivia game with your friends? Maybe you are a specialist in a certain category—literature or sports or history or what...
Some Substitutions are Bad for Your Recovery

Some Substitutions are Bad for Your Recovery

There are plenty of moments in life when a substitution is called for. If you are a teacher and you come down with a cold, a substitute teacher is needed. If you are a coach and your starters are tired, some substitute players are needed. If you are watching your...
Reviewing the Dangers of Various Drugs

Reviewing the Dangers of Various Drugs

Every now and then, we all need a refresher about one topic or another. Your employer might ask you to review a variety of policies each year, for example. Or you might try to brush up on a foreign language you haven’t studied since high school because you are...