The Master Juggler

A true Master Juggler knows how many objects they can effectively keep in the air, and then catch. We have to have the same awareness in our recovery.  What can we reasonably accomplish on any given day? 

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Recovery: Moving from Darkness and Despair to Drastic Change

My life in recovery is more even-keeled than that.  Even-keeled doesn’t quite feel like the right word. My happiness, while more mellow and low-key today, is more constant than the peaks and valleys of getting high, more unshakeable than relying on something outside of myself that has become unreliable.

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Recovery Transformations: Finding Character from the Character Defects

By: Donald Huffman   “What’s wrong with people?” she says, almost too quiet for me to hear. “Were they born with parts missing or did it fall out somewhere along the way?” ― Isaac Marion, Warm Bodies       Character Defects Protect You, Until They Don’t   All shades of degradation and dereliction can visit the suffering […]

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From Addiction to Recovery: Negative to Positive

It wasn’t that I had the delusions and hallucinations of the schizophrenic, or the manic episodes of the bipolar sufferer.  I had a condition that would have me seek to put a pill bottle or a pipe in my hand like magnetism.  I had a mentality that weighed incarceration and a lack of real employability as acceptable risks.  The benefit of temporary sanity and calm that came from booze and dope had made all the pitfalls worth it.

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6 Reasons Why Participating in Support Groups is Beneficial

  By: Joni Ogle, LCSW, CSAT “Allow yourself to be an anchor and anchored by others.” ― Asa Don Brown Reasons to Attend Support Group Putting an addiction behind you is often difficult, especially without the right type of support. Although, there are some people who have managed to escape their addiction with very little to no […]

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Destroy The Autopilot Button

By: C. W. Stratton   Relapse is the return of an illness after a period of improvement.  As we are aware, alcoholism and drug addiction are a disease. Recovery is the improvement. A relapse is returning to active use of substances.  Also, relapse is a return to bad behavior that you had stopped doing.  Through my years as […]

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Replacing Old Routines With The New: People, Places and Things

The process of recovery consists of making significant adjustments in our lives.  Upon entering the process, we come with plenty of baggage that has weighed us down for years. This baggage has dictated how we move about in this world, and since it’s been so heavy, it’s restricted us from entering places in the world that many of us have yearned to be a part of. 

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