30 Days of Recovery

  To the person I once was, If only I had the chance, I would tell you to recognize the beauty as well as the fragility of what you have.  A loving family, a rewarding career and a positive outlook on life have been greatly compromised by addiction and the denial that comes with it.  If […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To my high school teachers, Ok listen…. If you don’t talk about drugs, you’ll never talk about them. If you tell us it’ll make us sick and we will never graduate high school, we won’t care. We don’t care that brain cells will die or that we will end up like zombie because trust me, […]

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30 Days of Recovery

To my past self, If someone had told me a year ago that I would now be at my third treatment center, I would have told them to get lost. If someone had told me that I would be sober, I would have laughed at them. There’s so many things I wish I would have […]

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30 Days of Recovery

Hannah H.’s A-Ha moments in Recovery . Sometimes the best leadership is practiced through the encouragement and support of helping someone else step up as a leader . What you choose to see in the world is what you will see. . Don’t compromise what’s important to you to help you feel better in the […]

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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

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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