Doc Talk – Dr Powers on Promises P.A.T.H

By Dr. Jason Powers Chief Medical Officer, Right Step, Promises P.A.T.H, and San Cristobal Among the first doctors certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM). H Magazine Texas’ “Top Doc” in Addiction Medicine, 2007-2009. 2008 winner of Sierra Tucson’s Gratitude for Giving, Compassion Award. Dr. Powers, Right Step Chief Medical Officer, has worked…

Avoiding the Weekend Relapse

Preventing a relapse is a continual process; what may work for one person may not work for another. But, as any individual working their way through recovery can attest, weekends and holidays can be very difficult. You know the importance of maintaining a schedule and the work week helps you accomplish that. But when the…

10 Secrets to Thrive in Recovery

Getting up and facing the new day may seem like a struggle at times. This is even truer for those of us in early recovery, especially since we haven’t yet become familiar or comfortable with a routine that helps keep us grounded in the principles of sobriety. While this can be a particularly unsettling time,…

Dos and Don’ts of Choosing a 12-Step Sponsor

Drug rehab – check. Daily 12-Step meetings – check. What’s next on the list of recovery tasks? Most experts advise, “Get a sponsor.” But why? And how? Addicts helping addicts is part of what makes AA/NA so effective. Sponsorship involves one recovering addict walking another through the Steps and helping them stay sober. A sponsor…

Hope, an Incredibly Powerful Medicine in Recovery

“There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.” – Orison Swett Marden, American writer associated with the New Thought Movement (1850-1924) Has it ever seemed as if someone we know has an immediate future that looks preordained, that catastrophe and tragedy are surely…