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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It is killing me and I can’t stop

“It is killing me and I can’t stop.” We have heard this phrase many times. We have heard it from those stealing painkillers from their family. We have heard it from those who have lived decades with alcohol by there side. We have heard it from charming professionals and rebellious adolescents. We have heard it […]

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How do I stop?

You have come here because drug or alcohol use has become a large part of your life. From the outside it may seem like everything is okay. But there’s a nagging thought in the back of your head at all times. You worry that events won’t serve alcohol, or that you will run out your […]

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One Word Mantra

Your spirituality strengthens you. No matter what your belief system, nurturing your inner world will help you cope with what the real world throws at you. Regular prayer or meditation keeps you charged up most days. But sometimes chaos descends. You are stuck in traffic. A job just fell through. An accident has happened. The […]

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