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Dignity

Seeking help with addiction and mental illness is hard. It requires strength and humility and courage. It requires a willingness to fight. Unfortunately, it also requires a willingness to experience various indignities and push through them. Addiction and mental illness are, for a variety of reasons, quiet ailments unless you are living them personally. They…

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Redefining Your Ritual

One of the hardest parts of battling addiction is the cessation of rituals. Certain things trigger the urge to use: getting up in the morning; getting into the car; coming home from work. As people living with addiction, we build our lives around their illnesses. It is the centerpiece of our existence. The rituals of…