30 Days of Recovery

To someone struggling with addiction here are a three things that have helped me, A really common belief among addicts and alcoholics is that we are suffering alone. I remember feeling like no one could possibly understand the pain and fear I was going through. I couldn’t be helped; I was alone in this disease. […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear Best Friends Back Home, I love you all dearly. That won’t ever change. However, I will NOT be the same girl I was when I left you last year. You knew me as someone who was impulsive, reckless, and secretive surrounding drugs. I am not that girl anymore. I know what I want in […]

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30 Days of Recovery

A Message of Hope I want to start this message of hope with the answer to the question that I asked for many, many years. The answer I KNOW NOW to the question I asked then is: Yes Lisa, The sun WILL shine again. Often, in life there are days of joy, peace, perspective and […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Whenever I Struggle With Recovery Well first off, Addiction is the hardest thing I’ve ever been through and I go through it every day. Recovery is even more difficult. While using drugs, a lot of things invite me into a cycle of never ending negativity. Personally, loneliness is where it all starts. I tend to […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear Addict, I don’t know what you are struggling with, and I don’t need to. I don’t know your story, and that too, I do not need to know. Because, “I’m Christie, and I’m an addict.” *Hi, Christie*  I’m not claiming to know you, your story, or your addiction, but I understand the rock […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Blake D. Recovering Alcoholic (sob. Date 3/17/92) Portland, OR Keep in mind that I am a member of AA, and this is written with into my experience below. Dear Mom and Dad, here is what I wish you knew about recovery: That I will never be cured of alcoholism. I get what is referred to […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Dear Seventeen Year Old Me, Congratulations on making it this far! You’ve been a sweet baby angel your whole life! You’ve never done drugs, had a sip of alcohol, or smoked a cigarette. You’ve never even kissed a boy. Way to go, you perfect gem. Here’s the thing: Now that I’m 25 and looking back, […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Addiction is a lifestyle. It comes with hard feelings, good feelings, and everything a lifestyle endures. The truth is it becomes a lifestyle you cant control. My drug addiction became my lifestyle and through that I lost my relationships, my sense of self, my values, my health, and I learned to manipulate and lie my […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To girls who are struggling in their addiction, here are 3 things you should know, 1. YOU ARE NOT ALONE Honestly, It doesn’t matter what kind of addiction or how intense. You are never alone. So many times when someone is struggling, they are too deep into their addiction to notice the people willing to […]

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30 Days of Recovery

“God grant unto me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; and Wisdom to know the difference” (The Serenity Prayer – utilized by AA and other 12-step treatment programs). In looking up some of these key words in the Encarta Dictionary, here is what we find: […]

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