Hope vs Disappointment

HOPE vs DISAPPOINTMENT Loving a person enslaved by addiction often feels like a never-ending emotional rollercoaster. Hope constantly fights against disappointment. Individuals who love someone with addiction often struggle, viewing life differently than those who do not have the challenges of addiction in their lives. Most often those who abuse drugs and alcohol hurt those […]

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Just Get Started

Just Get Started Deciding to get sober and choosing a life of freedom from the bondage of addiction is one of the most important decisions anyone will ever make. The decision to make recovery a priority begins with the hardest step JUST GET STARTED. The beginning of any important journey always has its difficulties. Every […]

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Pick your neighbors

Pick your Neighbors Research proves that successful recovery achieved more often when someone becomes a part of a community of like-minded people. A group where sobriety is modeled and expected. The power of staying in connectivity and proximity helps develop the needed life and relationship skills to survive and thrive. Community and friendship are healing environments […]

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Three C’s of Recovery

The Three C’s of Recovery To live a life free from the pain and suffering of addiction is the hope that keeps us all open to changing and growing. Addiction hijacks a person’s hierarchy system and priorities by causing them to chase an empty promise instead of a life of meaning and purpose. It takes […]

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Connection vs Addiction

Connection vs Addiction   The human connection is one of the most powerful forces on earth. Addiction works to contaminate and pervert the meaningful relationships we have with loved ones. To connect and share a moment where two people are fully present, fully engaged in the “who” of the other person is powerful. When we […]

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Don’t Entertain Enemies

Don’t Entertain Enemies Ask most people in recovery what their number one battle is, and they’ll tell you: “Don’t entertain thoughts that are enemies to the new life you desire.” So when it comes to learning from others’ experiences, a great place to start is with the problems they’ve encountered. In the realm of positive […]

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Forgiveness Vaccination

Forgiveness Vaccination: The Key to a Successful Recovery. Wouldn’t a forgiveness vaccination be a great invention?  In the beginning of my recovery journey, I viewed forgiveness like a flu vaccination.  I had an attitude about it– “get it done and move on.”  I assumed that no maintenance was required.  Once I took the initial step […]

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