Correcting our course

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 [...]

September is National Recovery Month

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 [...]

The Mystery of the Unmotivated patient

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 [...]