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After Treatment, Then What?

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Treatment for addiction is only the beginning of recovery. What happens when you go back home? If you even have one anymore. Here are four stories of recovering addicts in midlife and how they meet their daily challenges while staying sober after treatment. Chris Arrowsmith Bagdon smoked off-the-street cannabis for two years to relieve ongoing pain from a brain concussion and to offset war combat flashbacks. One night he hit a batch that he suspects was laced with the drug PCP. “I started freaking out,” says Chris. It took four cops and a taser to intercept his violently out-of-control behavior. … Continue reading

Searching For a Job? A Dozen Strategies For Success

This column provides 12 tangible tips for unemployed readers seeking employment. 1. Grief Process Grief guru Elizabeth Kubler Ross penned five stages of grief that apply directly to job loss: denial, anger, bargaining, depression then acceptance. It’s normal to experience a wide range of intense feelings after being laid off, including relief if you disliked your job. Find someone safe to process your emotions with, so negative emotions don’t spill over into your job search. Never bad mouth a former employer to a prospective one…ever! 2. Holistic Approach You bring body, mind and spirit to the job search, so take … Continue reading