Author: Jimmy Cioe


Sleep/health talk (and the attendant vision of full health in all areas) brings me back to an article from William White, I recently re-read. There is a snapshot that I have in my mind, that I experienced in my life and in countless others, of full recovery, that is belied by segments of every side of these issues. This has even lopped over into the language of the new Recovery Movement and is sagaciously discussed in this essay, Rethinking the Characterization of Addiction as a “Relapsing Condition” from our go-to researcher/author Bill White (and Paula Davies Scimeca). It is not...

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Virtue Series – Part 12 (final)

PRECISION – involves exactness, accuracy and definiteness as opposed to purposeless activity, careless work and hazy thinking. Forethought, dependability, punctuality and thoroughness are hallmarks of the precise person. To remain a Virtue, however, precision must not become piddling fussiness, or a display of meticulousness which intolerantly compares those of lesser preciseness and strips away all beauty from every situation in order to exhibit...

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“To sleep, perchance to dream-ay, there’s the rub.” – Hamlet

The thing about sleep that knocks me out is we don’t really know why we do it. We cannot definitively state exactly why we sleep. For some reason, I love that.  I find comfort that there are all sorts of things that exist and work but we actually don’t know the full how or why of. For example, over time, listening to computer guys, I realized there are parts inside a computer they don’t fully understand exactly why they work. They designed them, they built them, they work, they accomplish what they want but they don’t fully know how....

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Virtue Series – Part 11

EFFICIENCY – is the ability to deal effectively with one’s environment with a minimum expenditure of energy, time and materials. To become more efficient requires an alert interest in methods and techniques and the acquisition of skills through practice. Attention to organization of details and planning ahead are the mark of the efficient person. Precision is inseparable from...

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Prevention, Treatment, Recovery Over the din of ever-rising media reports about increased opioid addiction and the attendant rise in disease and death, we at RecoveryNC desire to distill our knowledge into a succinct set of requests and directives to aid our state in growing an efficient Recovery Oriented System of Care. Our vision is to remove the barriers between citizens suffering from substance use disorders and their ability to initiate and sustain recovery. For those on the life-threatening end of the spectrum of the disease of substance use disorder, that means availability to access services and a multitude of...

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