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How A Client In Recovery Used WRAP To Improve A Significant Relationship

Lucy, we will call her to protect her identity, had a co-dependent relationship with her mom. Her mom had long been the rescuer of Lucy and Lucy, admittedly, had long been the victim needing rescuing. This dynamic strained their relationship. Lucy shared that her mom didn’t trust her, expected her to mess up and wasn’t proud of her.  As Lucy continued down the road of recovery, she decided that she wanted to improve her relationship with her mom. Lucy wanted to become self-sufficient so that her mom could move beyond the rescuing role. Lucy longed to have a healthy mother-daughter relationship and owned that her past behaviors contributed to a dysfunctional way of relating.You may have a similar situation where Read More…

Sober = Fun Really! Find Out How…

Recovery is not all about work, it’s also about having fun. It’s a balancing act, and that’s been one of my biggest challenges over the course of my four-and-a-half-year sobriety. And making the decision to become sober was a complete lifestyle change; besides quitting drugs and alcohol, I had to make a commitment to change who I spent my time with. Our friends and social circles have a tremendous influence on how we live our lives, especially when it comes down to our entertainment choice.  Since I made the conscious choice to leave behind many people whom I felt were having a negative influence on my health (including my modeling career), it was not an easy transition, but it was Read More…

There are steps to recovery, but it doesn’t have to be 12

Is there anybody who hasn’t heard about Alcoholics Anonymous? It’s unlikely since AA is the best-known mutual-help group for people struggling to control their drinking. Everybody knows at least one person who is going to or has gone to “meetings”, is connected with a “sponsor”, reads the “Big Book”, or recites the “Serenity Prayer”… or maybe even works the structured program of AA called the“12 Steps”. And as soon as people think there is a “problem” with the use of any substance, one quickly gets the advice: “Why don’t you go to an AA meeting!” There are tens of thousands of AA meetings across the country and many more world-wide. From its humble beginnings in Akron, Ohio, where Alcoholics Anonymous Read More…
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