Essential for Survival

Of all the virtues we can learn, no trait is more useful, more essential for survival, and more likely to improve the quality of life than the ability to transform adversity into an enjoyable challenge

—Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi


When we take control of our lives and undertake a process of transformative personal change—such as recovery from addiction

We give people in our lives a remarkable, unique gift

The gift of our transforming selves

It’s not a perfect gift!

Whether people in our lives choose to appreciate it, is beyond our control

Roots of Addiction

Addiction is a behavior intended to reverse a profound, intolerable sense of helplessness. This helplessness is always rooted in something deeply important to the individual.
—Lance Dodes, MD