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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Changes Give Us Hope for a Better Future

For many addicts and alcoholics coming to terms with the puzzle of addiction – knowing they need to change and doing the complete opposite is frustrating and scary. However, the good news is that the barriers and objections are within you and that means you have the ability to change them. It’s just a matter of isolating them, examining them and then changing what doesn’t work or fit anymore.

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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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Addict in My Family, What To Do Now?

While we would like an immediate end to the struggles, fights, and heartache of addiction, healing for the individual and the family is a process. Part of the process of healing for the family is finding support from people in a similar situation. Joining any family components offered at a treatment facility, or attending family support groups affiliated with 12 Step programs, faith-based groups, or codependency groups will help a family member heal

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Okay, I Need to Change – But to What?

In one of my first lectures in treatment, I kept hearing about the spiritual principles that I needed to incorporate into my recovery.  For the principles listing on the sign-up sheet, I falsely assumed that I’d go to a dimly lit room, with incense wafting and cloistered monks reading from musty, dusty tomes.  I hoped that they would enlighten me and give me ancient wisdom on how to change.

Instead, I learned from recovering people like myself in recovery support meetings.

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