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Financial Freedom: Hope After Help

Brad Lamm, CIP One of the biggest challenges faced by a newly sober person is the state of their financial affairs.  Gambling, food, alcohol, and …

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Hope for the Relapse Prone

Brad Lamm, CIP An important aspect of the disease of addiction is, after an extended amount of clean time,  it can resurface, causing a relapse. Many …

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How to be the (Sober!) Life of the Party

Brad Lamm, CIP One of my major concerns in early sobriety was how to be present at a party when I’m sober and everyone else …

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Love Addict + Love Avoidant: A Match Made in Hell

Brad Lamm, CIP Is ‘happily ever after’ real? Or have we just been so bombarded with ‘love conquers all,’ that we can’t stop the search …

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Self Care is Health Care

Brad Lamm, CIP Exercise. Diet. Sleep. Meditation. Laughter. They’re all forms of self-care. As a recovering addict, I’ve learned that when I’m in my disease, …

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When the Body Betrays

Brad Lamm, CIP As a former TV weatherman, I spent many an hour worrying about my appearance and the ‘TV adds 10 pounds’ adage. As …

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World Intervention Day: An Invitation to Change

Brad Lamm, CIP Dear Diary, I want to change…you?!! Me It’s the conundrum of every human who is dying on the inside over a loved …

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I Had No Idea…

Brad Lamm, CIP Next week is Eating Disorder Awareness Week, where the community of those afflicted and their loved ones reach their hearts and hands …

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I’m Out of Rehab: Now What?

Brad Lamm, CIP   Who would disagree that life after rehab is the spot where the rubber meets the road? After rehab, back home or …

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Laugh Your Way to a Joyful Life

Brad Lamm, CIP Everyone knows that laughing makes you feel good. But can laughing actually strengthen the body’s immune system and combat disease? According to …

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