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Vacation Includes a Meeting in France!

Can’t believe we’re all going to France, but I’m hitting a recovery support meeting even if I don’t speak French.

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IMAGINING A TERRIBLE OUTCOME? INSTEAD, SEND LOVE AHEAD

 By: Noelle Sterne      Visualize the Changes with Affirmations   “Affirmations are our mental vitamins, providing the supplementary positive thoughts we need to balance the barrage of negative events and thoughts we experience daily.” ― Tia Walker                                     […]

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Recovery: Help Me Unload This Emotional Baggage

Recovery Helps Us Unload the Emotional Baggage

    By: C. W. Stratton   The Baggage We Bring to Recovery   “Everyone has baggage, maybe we should help each other carry it.” ― Rob Liano   There are so many facets and perspectives in the process of recovery.  Something that’s consistently heard and relayed is the concept of “don’t use and go to a […]

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Martin Jim McFadden: From Langered to Long-term Recovery

  By: Martin Jim McFadden    “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.” ― Irish Blessing   I was born in 1963, the youngest of five children.  During that era in Co Donegal, Ireland, […]

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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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Recovery: Overcoming the Whirlpool of Self-Deception

By: C. W. Stratton   “Self-deception is the surest way to self-destruction.  Reality has a way of catching up with us.”~Sam Erwin How Am I Deceiving Myself? I’m Doing So Good!   Active addiction is filled with so many feelings and emotions; guilt, shame, low self-esteem, low self-worth, feelings of inadequacy and feelings of being […]

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Suicide, Overdose, and the Helping Professional

“It’s a terrible thing when a human being is lost to suicide or addiction.  Thank God we have wonderful human beings in the addiction recovery industry, helping to change and save lives on a daily basis. I felt led to write this article because a colleague had a client commit suicide last week and I know how hard that type of situation can be.”

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