Painting and Planting: Influences in My Addiction Work

by Kenny Jones I have several hobbies, but the hobbies I participate in on a regular basis are painting and gardening. Painting is not only relaxing, but the sense of joy and fulfillment I feel as a result of a completed project is without parallel.  To witness the...

The Benefits of Getting a Sponsor

by James “Jimmy” Hovermale The importance of having a sponsor is often emphasized during treatment, and a recent study looked at some of the the reasons why. Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital found that when people got a sponsor they tended to...

Healthy Risk Taking

-By Todd Stonnell “When you are compassionate with yourself, you trust in your soul, which you let guide your life. Your soul knows the geography of your destiny better than you do.”  – John O’Donohue What does it mean to take a risk? We often associate...