The Fear Of Recovery – Part One

The Fear Of Recovery – Part One

The fear of recovery being greater than the pain of addiction. This is a very real problem in recovery. Many clients arrive here at Top of the World Ranch desperately wanting recovery. Most of them come here thinking that they will leave our facility with recovery in...
Assertive Communication

Assertive Communication

How to Communicate to Heal, Not Hurt: Part 4  Finally, the best is last in our blog series.  Assertive communication in addiction!  There is a healthy way to communicate that can improve relationships and situations at home, at work, and everywhere.  No method can...
Negative Communication

Negative Communication

HOW TO COMMUNICATE TO HEAL, NOT HURT PART TWO: NEGATIVE COMMUNICATION In communication, as in most things human, “we have met the enemy, and it is us.”  Negative communication patterns in addiction abound, and the same is true everywhere we look, every day.  Some...
Communication in Addiction and Recovery

Communication in Addiction and Recovery

How to Communicate to Heal, Not Hurt Communication in addiction and its value in recovery can be overlooked and under-appreciated. “People start to heal the moment they feel heard,” says Chery Richardson in her Week 41 blog. We understand this in the field of...
Values and Addictions

Values and Addictions

“I know who they are, and at times, I see them.” This is a familiar statement I have heard from family members about their addicted loved ones.  It is evidence of how much addiction is a disorder of value and values.  We all know that person in our life who is a...