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It is OK to be smart in recovery

There are certain one liners in 12-step recovery that absolutely drive me crazy. My least favorite is that “you can be too smart to get sober but not too dumb.” I understand the overall meaning of this. It is about ego and being humble. However, the context in which it is often used is to… Continue reading It is OK to be smart in recovery

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Let’s Talk About Addiction

Below is a summary of the sections I found most interesting in the article I read today. The article is titled, "The Classification of Substance Use Disorders: Historical, Contextual, and Conceptual Considerations" (Robinson & Adinoff, 2016). What stood out to me was the discussion on the history of drug use. It explained how cultural, political,… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Addiction