Category: Tools

The tools you learn in alcohol or drug treatment are “almost the secrets to life,” says Jen, Duffy’s clinical director. For some, that might sound like an overstatement, but to anyone who has learned the tools of recovery during residential rehab, you know how important knowing what these tools are and how to apply them is to the success of your recovery.

Getting Serious: Dating in Recovery, Part 5

If you’ve been careful to take time for yourelf and your personal growth after your initial treatment in recovery, then when the right person comes along, you’ll be able to more successfully enter into a long-lasting, fulfilling relationships. But remember. .  . Serious Relationships Take Serious Work As the relationship progresses, you should open up … Read More

How to Have a Healthy Relationship: Dating in Recovery, Part 3

Focus on Fixing Your Life, Not on Finding Love People with a healthy view of relationships are not obsessed with finding love. When you’re spending all your time looking for someone to date, you aren’t spending the necessary time working on your own life to become a better person to date. Maintaining a healthy relationship requires … Read More

What Does Proof Mean In Alcoholic Beverages?

Question: What does proof mean when referring to alcoholic beverages? Answer: Proof is defined as twice the alcohol (ethanol) content by volume. For example, a whisky with 50% alcohol is 100-proof whiskey. Anything 120-proof would contain 60% alcohol, and 80-proof means 40% of the liquid is alcohol. What’s the History of Proof in Alcohol? The word proof came about … Read More

Choosing the Ironman Addiction: Try This Out for a New Year’s Resolution!

Being addicted to something isn’t always bad. In fact, sometimes addiction to a noble goal or cause can push us to accomplish what we never thought was possible before. The other day, someone sent me this YouTube video about Todd Crandell who spent 13 years in a drug and alcohol addiction spiral. But in 1993, Todd chose … Read More