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Letter from the Editor

Thursday, December 21, 2017,
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Welcome to the long awaited 2017-2018 Holiday Edition. We have had some changes at Recoveryview over the past few months. Marissa Maldonaldo and myself are the sole Editors for Recoveryview and look forward to our new 501c3 status in 2018. We will update the article submission process to include an email for Marissa and of course always submit to Josie@recoveryview.com.

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Enable-Ism: Bridging the Recovery Gap Between the Family and the Addict

Monday, December 11, 2017,
Author: Deepak
Categories: Book Store
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Enable-Ism: Bridging the Recovery Gap Between the Family and the Addict

Much has been written about the failure to launch for many of the millennial generation. For those whose adult children are chemically dependent, the issues are immensely more complicated and left untreated can result in tragic consequences. Through relevant information and practical tools, the Woodburys have designed a Family Investment Plan that lays a strong foundation for lasting recovery. Enable-ism addresses not only the enabling specific to addiction, but that which inhibits the developmental process that leads to eventual maturation.

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Shackles and Chains

Monday, December 11, 2017,
Categories: Recovery Stories
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I was driving to work the other day and I saw a vision of a slave with a neck shackle and or iron round.  He was a beautiful but appeared exhausted, in great agony and very sad.  There were other slaves around him, so many you could not see where they ended. These slaves were Black, Latino, Caucasian, Island Pacific Islanders, Older Adults, men, women and teens.  They were all speaking to me through the pain in their eyes and their tired and motionless bodies.  On their left ankle was another type of iron chain with a word branded in it, it read  “HELP.”

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Celebrating Full Recovery from Addiction: Part 3

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Categories: Words of Wisdom
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In Part 3 of this interview with New Harbinger Publications, Scott Kiloby reveals the how the power of present moment awareness can create healthier relationships with potentially addictive activities and more.

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When is GOD Powerless?

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Author: Herb Kaighan
Categories: Spotlight Article
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There may be such a Reality that we call GOD. This word is our western culture’s historical symbol. Be very clear, the word is not the Reality. The word is a symbol for this Reality – that which cannot be named. Let’s call it “It.”

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Partnering for Recovery

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Author: Ruth Riddick
Categories: Recovery
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As late summer sun slanted through the many windows of Barbara’s elegant seaside condo, Richard cued up another Shubert CD.  The afternoon stretched ahead.  We were content.  “This is what I sobered up for,” he said.  A decade later, Richard still plays honky-tonk piano and Barbara’s mezzo voice is yet coaxing our tears in lieder and show tunes.  And I, on days both good and bad, enjoy what Phil Valentine calls fulfillment in recovery.  “I’m living my right life,” I recently told a friend.  Turns out there’s life after addiction.  A life for me.  My life.  Who knew?  

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Are Opioids to Blame for the Sharp Rise in Cocaine Overdoses?

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Author: Nadia Buza
Categories: Addiction Medicine
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Cocaine use has gone down in recent years, yet overdoses are on the rise – and recent studies indicate that concurrent opioid use may be driving the increase.

As practitioners and counselors, we need to recognize this as a significant development.  By educating ourselves and taking this additional risk into account in treating addicts who use either cocaine or opioids, we can effectively decrease the risk of overdose in our patients.

To gain a deeper understanding of the issue, let’s examine the statistics and history of this killer combination, why it’s so dangerous and ultimately, what it means for the future of substance addiction treatment.

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Too Many Illicit Drugs to Be Able to Keep Track of Them All

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Categories: Addiction Medicine
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[1]Hundreds of new psychoactive substances have emerged in our culture over the past few years; these substances are powerful, life threatening and often times killers of our young people! A recent study from New York University concluded that use of these type of substances is under-reported. During the NYU study, they surveyed people attending NYC EDM parties in reference to their use of drugs. Approximately one individual out of ten reported no use of “bath salts,” a synthetic cathinone that are amphetamine-like stimulants.  An example of this is Alpha-PVP, also known as “Flakka.” However, the same individuals who denied use as per the gate question, then reported use of at least one or more drugs in this class, such as methylone.  This shows evidence of under-reporting.

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Becoming Aware of Your Resistance

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Author: Lynn Andrews
Categories: Words of Wisdom
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Did you know that you are fearless, generous beyond thought, gracious, creative, able to shape shift your des­tiny?

You are! So what is keeping you from celebrating yourself, from living the bountiful life you deserve and can create?

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Travelogue 3

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Categories: Recovery Stories
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My name is Paul and I am making a documentary film about the joy of recovery.  I am five months into this project and I have driven from Washington State to work in California, New Mexico, Colorado and all the states in between.  My semi reliable Jeep has required major repairs twice but the interviews I have filmed and the spiritual insights I have gained are priceless.

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