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STEPPING STONE CENTER FOR RECOVERY

Category: Aftercare & Relapse Prevention

Humble Pie, a Recipe for Addiction Recovery

Humility has a reputation for a few misconceptions. Some people think humility implies humiliated, liked to the term mortified until they realize “humility” in the context of the serenity prayer, means to accept the things we cannot change, the courage to change the things that we can, and the wisdom to know the difference. When we see ourselves for…

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My Best Days – How It Works for Me – Chef Wendy’s Recipe for Recovery

The point is, it does work. That saying you hear the group chant at the end of every meeting is true, “It works if you work it!” It works with a unique blend of principles, steps, meetings, service — mix a variety of portions that all come together like a home-made-with-love delicious, and savored meal….

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Recipe for Recovery: Dos and Don’ts to Sidestep Disaster

10 Tales from Chef Karen on Cooking up Trouble Whether you’ve taken the suggestions in the rooms of an anonymous program or you haven’t, you may have a few interesting stories about people who try to “get” and stay sober. Karen Zaccour, our “Chef” for this recipe and Stepping Stone alumna, pours light-hearted humor over…

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How Drug Rehab Facilities Work

Prospective patients ready to take the next step and seek addiction treatment often want to know how drug rehab works. In order to be most effective, inpatient therapy is the ideal choice. By taking a closer look at drug rehab facilities, individuals struggling with addiction uncover how rehab prevents relapse from occurring. The Need for…

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Why the Real Work Begins in an Aftercare Program

It’s often said that getting sober is a lot easier than staying sober, and most people suffering from the disease of addiction know this to be true. Many individuals who come to treatment have either been to treatment before or have tried to get sober on their own. The key to staying sober is following…

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The Willingness to Change is a Key Ingredient to a Successful Recovery from Drugs and Alcohol

Recovery from drugs and alcohol may seem impossible, but millions of people around the world have discovered that they can overcome their addiction. Not only can they overcome their addiction to drugs or alcohol, but they can also go on to live incredible lives. Many people who have been able to overcome their addiction to…

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The Importance of a Support System in Maintaining Sobriety

The key to maintaining sobriety once treatment is completed by sticking with a support group. While you’re in treatment, you’ll begin to see the value of a support system. Although your one-on-one sessions with a therapist are very beneficial, it’s important to see that you’re not alone in your struggles with addiction. You’ll meet others who…

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I Went to Rehab for a Drug Addiction, Can I Drink Alcohol?

Drug addiction is a very cunning disease, and it’s the only disease where the mind doesn’t want you to get better. Whether you were abusing prescription painkillers, benzodiazepines, meth, heroin, cocaine or any other drug, drug addiction affects everyone in the same way. While you’re in treatment, not only will you be receiving different types…

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Five Popular Myths About Addiction That Hinder Recovery

When it comes to recovery, myths about addiction can be stumbling blocks for patients as well as their families. Many myths may have some small basis in facts or anecdotal evidence, but some are entirely false, posing a serious threat to those interested in recovery. By exploring five of the most common addiction myths; patients and…

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Heroin is Deadly, Accessible and Extremely Cheap

The opiate addiction curse is wreaking havoc on people’s lives throughout the United States. Despite reports confirming the death toll from the use of heroin and related drugs, people continue to use it. People who aren’t addicted often wonder why someone would continue to use heroin even though the risks are well known. The answer…

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