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More than Addiction…

The problem is sin. If you made it past the first sentence congratulations. Rest assured that this will not be a sermon. The clinical staff at Genesis Recovery would like to share with you some of the life lessons we have learned in our more than 50 years of sobriety and practice. What separates us,

Finding God Saved Me From My Addiction

I’ve struggled with addiction my entire adult life. While going in and out of rehabs became a norm for me, facing the consequences of drug use was never enough for me to learn. Until finally, enough was enough! Although I have very loving and successful parents, there came a point where they couldn’t handle putting

Addiction As A Family Disease

Addiction is often thought of as a disease that affects a single person – the one who is dependent on and is unable to break free from a chemical substance. This is an understandable misconception. The life of the person addicted to drugs and/or alcohol becomes clearly unmanageable as the dependency progresses. We see the

Media, Youth and Addiction

Media has an influence on adolescents. The question is: is the influence positive or negative? As society seeks to find answers to the rise in adolescent addiction, a 2013 survey by the National Institute for Drug Abuse (2015) 22.6% of all teenagers reported using an illicit drug, many people are focusing on media both as

From Caterpillars to Butterflies

My last blog talked about the importance of feelings in the formation of chemical addiction, more specifically how the suppression or inability to express emotions in a healthy way often causes people to seek unhealthy outlets for these feelings. At Genesis Recovery we work with people who have spent years, sometimes decades, drowning their emotional

Can I Smoke Marijuana In Recovery?

“Marijuana maintenance” is what it is called and for the REAL alcoholic or addict, it can be deadly. The disease of addiction has a three-fold facet: physical, mental and spiritual. According to the book of Alcoholics Anonymous the mental obsession is classified as: “The idea that somehow, someday he will control and enjoy his drinking

Dinosaur Wisdom

In retrospect, some of the things I learned in early recovery still make good sense to me today – particularly, a few of the common clichés that were often said by the old timers (aka dinosaurs). The dinosaurs of the fellowship are those with 20+ years of recovery, who occupied the rooms and freely shared