Addiction, This Is Us

What Are Real Recovery Groups Like?

We see a lot of recovery groups on This Is Us. We see William with his recovery group, Kate with her’s, and Jack with his. I’m no expert on recovery groups, so I hope people who have more experience than I do will chime in by posting comments, but the ones I’m seeing on the… Continue reading What Are Real Recovery Groups Like?

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Addiction, Facing Life's Losses, Grief, This Is Us

Kevin’s Downward Spiral

It saddens me to see Kevin misusing Vicodin. Yes, I am now in season 2. What a slippery slope prescription painkillers have become for so many people. But not everyone. Not even most people. In his groundbreaking article, “The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think,” Johann Hari… Continue reading Kevin’s Downward Spiral

Advice

The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

My friend Chaney sent this to me. Low and behold, this is what we teach in Restarting, that addiction is an attachment where we attach to drugs, food, shopping, whatever! instead of attaching to people and God. Kinda sad. But I am happy this article by Johann Hari from Tuesday's Huffington Post is on the… Continue reading The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

Advice, Christianity, Life Model

What make the Life Model (and Restarting) unique

Churches are typically made up of two groups of people: Those who say they are “just fine” and those who feel that they need help. Those who need help often feel that they don’t belong, that everyone else’s needs are being met—but not theirs--and that no one really cares about them. Often the people who… Continue reading What make the Life Model (and Restarting) unique