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David Hampton

David embarked on his journey into sobriety in June of 2005, which led him to his current career path as a Certified Professional Addiction Recovery Coach in private practice in Greater Nashville. David is also a public speaker and the author of two books. David is cohost of the weekly Positive Sobriety Podcast, as well as being a frequent contributor to various articles and recovery based materials. As a member of the National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC), David works closely with Nashville area treatment centers, nonprofit recovery organizations, and consulting with faith-based groups trying to bridge the gap between the recovery communities and faith-based organizations who wish to understand addiction.

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Safe Haven: Harm-Reduction Care

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A Safe Haven approach focuses on providing those with substance use disorders help and safety rather than incarceration in order to minimize societal harms.

Learning to Take Life on Life’s Terms

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Those of us who have spent any time in recovery circles have heard the term, “Taking life on life’s terms.” But what does that really mean?

Surrender, Sanity, and Sacred Connection

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We have to allow people to feel what they already feel and know what they already know. This is the beginning of true surrender.

The Myth of the Magic Meetings

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Programs that involve 12-Step meetings are nearly universally used in addiction recovery. However, these meetings are not a magic cure-all.

The Difference Between Identity and Identifying in Recovery

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Identity plays a significant role in both addiction and recovery. Learn more about the difference between identity and identifying in recovery.

Dangers Of The Negative Inner Narrative

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If you have a dangerous negative inner narrative, it could be holding you back from making the progress in recovery that you are seeking.

Recovery and the Price of Change

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If you are truly committed to change, you have to pay a price of some kind. However, the many benefits of recovery are worth any price.

People in the Thresholds of Recovery

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People in the thresholds of recovery are in liminal spaces between a life of addiction and a life of sobriety where we learn who we truly are.

Thresholds of Recovery

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Liminality, the space in between the sense of being in between your past and your future, defines the thresholds of recovery.

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