two pilots fly a plane

When A Pilot Is Not Ready To Return Home

Often when a pilot leaves residential treatment, there remains unresolved issues, especially with their spouses and other family members. We know an alcoholic and addict in early recovery requires more support and a higher degree of accountability to sustain a recovery and ensure ongoing sobriety. Stress related to family relationships can be a major trigger…

The Sober Truth book

Critical Look At 12-Step Programs

Psychiatrists Dr. Lance Dodes and Zachary Dodes (father and son) published a book offering critical look at 12-Step Programs in March 2014 called “The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry,” citing 12-step programs fails to work for most people.  Dodes also cites work showing success rate of Alcoholics Anonymous…

Physician with disease of addiction in Philadelphia

Physicians With Disease of Addiction In Philadelphia

Physicians make a significant commitment to their training and subsequently to their profession in caring for others. There is tremendous self sacrifice in the service of building knowledge and experience to handle serious medical dilemmas for their patients. It is probably not surprising that a physician can have difficulty asking for help for themselves. Many…

Young man contemplates his addiction recovery

Carrying Past Is Dangerous Venture In Recovery

Carrying the past in our minds is a dangerous venture in recovery. Once there were two monks walking towards their monastery during a monsoon rainstorm. On the way, they met a woman who was nicely dressed for a party and needed to cross a road, which had become a small river. The one monk offered…

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What are the Advantages of Sober Living in Early Recovery?

Morning and evening mindfulness meditationThe disease of addiction requires a disciplined set of behaviors and attitudes to remain in remission. If you have completed a primary treatment course of treatment, then you know a few things already. Now it is the time to put those things you’ve learned into practice.  Some of the advantages of…