Correcting our course

 If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. ~ James 1:5, ESV ~ We grow and assimilate into a recovery lifestyle where everyday life is an exercise in managing change.  This change involves relationships being repaired and restored. Our bodies are changing … Continue reading Correcting our course

In the Footsteps of the Master

If anyone serves , he must follow me; and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him. ~ John 12:26, ESV ~ We are set free from the bondage and enslavement substance use has brought upon us because we follow in the footsteps of our … Continue reading In the Footsteps of the Master

A Right Way of Living

So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the name of the Lord from a pure heart ~ 2 Timothy 2:22, ESV ~ Making one's journey through recovery requires a right way of living. A true pilgrimage through the process is one where an individual strives … Continue reading A Right Way of Living

Becoming Wise

Who is wise and understanding among you? By his good conduct let him show his works in the meekness of wisdom.  ~James 3:13, ESV~ As we engage in our journey through recovery, wisdom is the guiding light that helps us live a life free from substance use. Where does this wisdom come from? It comes … Continue reading Becoming Wise

September is National Recovery Month

About Recovery Month Get general information about National Recovery Month, held every September to increase awareness and celebrate successes of those in recovery. National Recovery Month (Recovery Month) is a national observance held every September to educate Americans that substance use treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use … Continue reading September is National Recovery Month

At Peace with Your Purpose

But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace ... ~ Ephesians 2: 13 - 14 ESV ~ Recovery from substance use is not about establishing abstinence. True recovery begins when we discover peace through our discovery of … Continue reading At Peace with Your Purpose

The Mystery of the Unmotivated patient

As a moderately seasoned counselor, one of the frustrating aspects of working with individuals suffering from substance use is the lack of motivation and engagement in their treatment and recovery. I become frustrated because they appear to be unmotivated, and underachieving. In my attempt to work with these individuals I am experiencing some consternation. This … Continue reading The Mystery of the Unmotivated patient