LIES, LOVE & LOSS: A TESTIMONIAL IN HER 10TH YEAR OF ABSTINENCE

By Tami J. Recovery is, by far, the most interesting thing I have ever done in my life. Partying in Miami, designer fashion shows in New York City, school in Los Angeles, travel to foreign and exotic locales were all super-fun in my twenties, but, by the time I hit my mid-thirties, I was living … Read more

PSYCHIATRIST GETS PERSONAL ABOUT WALKING THE WALK

By Charles Whelton, MD, FRCP (C), ABAM Psychiatrist, Maple Team, Edgewood Treatment Centre   As a psychiatrist, I’m good at talking the talk. I listen to people, assess their situation as best I can, and then I give it to them with both barrels. Advice, counsel, guidance, help, direction, recommendations, suggestions, tips. I’m full of it, … Read more

Baldwin family knows addiction inside and out

  By Jeff Vircoe Billy Baldwin may not be the most famous of the Baldwins. He’s probably not the most controversial. But when it comes to the topic of addiction, he is certainly one of the most literate. Been there. Seen that. Though not an addict himself, the 54-year-old American actor, producer and writer has … Read more

This too shall pass: timeless advice when the going gets tough

By Jeff Vircoe It’s not exactly something we say to ourselves when the landlord or the dealer’s buddies are pounding on the door. This too shall pass. It’s a slogan, a jingle, or an adage that many in recovery use to get through difficult patches. A death. A deadline. A health crisis. A traffic jam. … Read more

The sense and science behind a popular recovery slogan

It is a common experience that a problem difficult at night is resolved in the morning after the committee of sleep has worked on it. – John Steinbeck   By Jeff Vircoe When studying the history of the adage “This too shall pass” and its significance to the 12 Step movement, it is impossible to … Read more

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