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Beth’s Recovery Story: ‘Becoming Beth’

A fullly-fledged dependent drinker by age nineteen, Beth has gone on to become a recovery coach and writer in order to help other people escape from addiction. (7,328 words)

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Untangling the Elements Involved in Treatment

Our research focused on interviews of people in a prison treatment programme revealed insights into the elements that operate in the treatment process, and how they might interact to facilitate a person’s path to recovery from addiction (1,700 words).

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“We Shall Remain”

WE SHALL REMAIN was created to address the effects of historical trauma in our tribal communities. Many times, these untended wounds are at the core of much of the self-inflicted pain experienced in Native America. Much like fire, this pain can either be devastatingly destructive or wisely harnessed to become fuel that helps us to […]

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Mike’s Tunes

Recovery can be lonely at times, so Mike has selected a number of his favourite inspirational songs from YouTube. Mike is 42 years in recovery and you can read his Recovery Story on this website. 

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Describing Healing: Professor Helen Milroy

I came across a beautiful description of healing in the Forward of the fascinating book Traditional Healers of Central Australia: Ngangkari. I quote this description here, although I have altered the paragraphs “Healing is part of life and continues through death and into life again. It occurs throughout a person’s life journey as well as […]

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