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Choices In Recovery

If there are many pathways to addiction, there must be many pathways to recovery. I started drinking for the same reasons everyone else did, but it just didn’t work out for me.  So whether or not you believed addiction is a disease- you knew it wasn’t working out for you. What did you do about […]

The New Face of Recovery and The Age of Multiple Pathways

By Tom McHale – Recovery Supports Coordinator, Northern Michigan Substance Abuse Services, Recovery Center, Gaylord MI In recent years research has painted a very different picture of what recovery looks like, not in terms of its visual appearance, but in how people gain access to and define their recovery. The old picture of a single recovery pathway has evolved into a broad […]

Which Drugs Are Dangerous?

One of the most common questions when it comes to addiction is: “Which drugs are dangerous (or “hard drugs”) and which drugs are just recreational (or “soft drugs”). However, the assumption behind the question has a fundamental flaw when it comes to understanding the causes of drug addiction. That assumption is that the potency of […]

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