Raising Awareness and Saving Lives in Bay Area Schools

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At Duffy’s we know that we’re not the only one’s out there trying to save lives from the disease of alcoholism. There are fantastic professionals across the world, and ... Read More →

Dealing with Resentment, the “Number One” Offender

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“Oh, Janelle, what have you done!” I fumed. As I sat in a large circle in Lakeside Behavioral Health Center trying to make sense of it all, I spoke with therapists, clinicians, and ... Read More →

The Adult Ride: Emotional Maturity in Addiction and Recovery

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I’m Patrick, a counselor at Duffy’s, and I’d like to share some observations on the topic of emotional maturity. I’ll focus primarily on the emotional maturity of ... Read More →

Announcing the Recovery Photo Contest Winners

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We recently asked you to share an original photo showing just what recovery means to you. And so many of you did!  First, we want to thank every one of you who shared your ... Read More →

Sobriety Liberated Me from a Self-imposed Prison

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“Many people are living in an emotional jail without realizing it.” –Virginia Satir Anxiety, depression, tension, unhappiness, confusion, anger…these may be factors that cause us to drink and/or drug. ... Read More →

10 Fun Ways to Turn Down an Alcoholic Beverage

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  Rule 62: Don't take yourself too seriously If you've been in the rooms at all, you've probably heard it more than once: "Dont take yourself too darn seriously." We thought it would ... Read More →

Duffy’s Serenity Prayer Short Film Wins Best of Show

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In 2014, San Francisco had its first REEL Recovery Film Festival. We were thrilled to be a part of this pioneering event and also, to enter a film of our own in the contest. We were ... Read More →

Should an Addict Use Opiate Painkillers?

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Consider this: you are in long-term recovery for addiction and you have been progressing quite well. Suddenly, you are involved in an accident—a car wreck, a fall at work, or a sports injury ... Read More →

Enter the Duffy’s Recovery Photo Contest

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Each story of recovery is unique and beautiful. We want to experience what recovery looks like through your eyes, so we’re introducing the Duffy's recovery photo contest. If you’re in ... Read More →

How Selfishness Transformed to Selflessness in Sobriety

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“…to have a crisis and act upon it is one thing. To dwell in perpetual crisis is another.” –Barbara Grizzuti Harrison Being raised in an affluent area by parents who showed ... Read More →