ARE YOU WAITING BY THE POOL OF BETHESDA?

By: Noelle Sterne        “Are you ready?” Klaus asked finally. “No,” Sunny answered. “Me neither,” Violet said, “but if we wait until we’re ready we’ll be waiting for the rest of our lives, Let’s go.” The Ersatz Elevator                                                                                                                                      […]

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BRANCH MANAGER OR ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER?

By Whitney McKendree Moore   Who’s The Real Manager Here?  This photograph was posted with the caption, “BRANCH MANAGER AND ASSISTANT BRANCH MANAGER.” I howled (pun intended) because that little dangler is me. My real puny status was not in the least bit funny when I first crawled into Twelve-Step recovery, exhausted from years of […]

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Judgment Perpetuates Stigma

By: C. W. Stratton   Judgement: We’re All Experts on Others   “Judging others is easy because it distracts us from the responsibility of judging ourselves.” ~Charles Glassman, Brain Drain: The Breakthrough That Will Change Your Life    Trying to discern another person’s level of commitment to recovery is such a challenging task.  When interacting […]

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Is Long-term Recovery Your Goal?

We carry out recovery as a goal, much like any other goal.  Want a new car or house and cannot simply write a check?  Then you know that you will have to save money to carry out the goal.

Want a better opportunity for a lucrative job?  Then you know that you need either a college degree or specialized training to help this goal.

All of these goals take incremental actions to define and bring about your stated goal.

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Recovery Started with Participation in Treatment

By: Marilyn L Davis   Participation: Start with Your Counselor “I found the prospect daunting, but somehow comforting, too, because the counselors insisted it could be done, and, after all, many of them were recovering alcoholics themselves.” ― Craig Ferguson, American on Purpose: The Improbable Adventures of an Unlikely Patriot   Recently someone referred to you as […]

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A Woman in Need of God: Author, Whitney McKendree Moore

By: Marilyn L. Davis In reading Whitney McKendree Moore’s book, Whit’s End, the first thing that stood out was how self-sufficient, poised, and seemingly together she appeared. However, we all know that looks are deceiving. Adeptly moving from one type of crisis to another, she finally realizes she can’t fix the problems, can’t control the […]

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