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About Magnolia Beginnings

Just when you think you have it all down it changes again or... “Reshaping life! People who can say that have never understood a thing about life—they have never felt its breath, its heartbeat—however much they have seen or done. They look on it as a lump of raw material that needs to be processed by them, to be ennobled by their touch. But life is never a material, a substance to be molded. If you want to know, life is the principle of self-renewal, it is constantly renewing and remaking and changing and transfiguring itself, it is infinitely beyond your or my obtuse theories about it.” ― Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago

The Cat Is Out Of The Bag- Part 1

Originally posted on The Addict In My Basement:
The cat is out of the bag. The. Cat. Is. Out. Of. The. Bag. I wasn’t saying anything to anyone, or posted publicly because, well, you know, superstitious. But, someone, Ms. Fancy…

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The Sad and Suffering

Originally posted on My Life In The Middle Ages:
“It says here that less than a year ago you tried to hang yourself?” I’m asking this of a young woman, not yet thirty, as part of her intake assessment to…

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Letting Go — Magnolia Beginnings

I resolve to take back the remnants of my life, and then it happens- in the shifting swiftness of everything, cyclone-like, pulling me into the center of the chaos without a chance to grasp on to myself- I plummet, head-first, … Continue reading

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Magnolia, Process, and a Flawed System

Originally posted on The Addict In My Basement:
? This is the story of one young man’s willingness to get help, and the three women with the determination to find him that help. Picture it: The year was 2017, the…

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MEGYN KELLY JUN 25 2017, 7:00 PM ETHow to Find a Good Drug Treatment Program and Avoid the Bad Onesby LISA RIORDAN SEVILLE, HANNAH RAPPLEYE and ANNA R. SCHECTER

There’s also a vibrant network of online groups have also cropped up, like those run by the nonprofit Magnolia New Beginnings. Founder Maureen Cavanagh said members in the closed groups are vetted, so once they’re inside, they can trust that … Continue reading

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Sitting with Grief and Hope

So many people in my circle will say in anger “They will never know how it feels until it happens to them!” We are talking about the loss of our loved ones to addiction, the struggle that we had fighting … Continue reading

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The Journey

How much have we lost in this madness of helping our loved ones? Distant memories of old friendships, good jobs we enjoyed, family members who didn’t understand how we could keep loving, and relationships broken beyond repair. Most of all many of us … Continue reading

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“CAVE” FEELING

Originally posted on Webb Wisdom:
Sometimes we feel overwhelmed and crowded.  Emotionally it feels like we are being pulled at from every direction.  We know it’s time for a break from people and obligations when we begin wishing we were alone in a cave somewhere with…

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Hell

Originally posted on The Addict In My Basement:
In high school I read a story about three people from different stations in life being asked to describe their idea of hell. This was a blanket statement.  What is your idea…

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Where do I go for help?

Trying to locate appropriate treatment for a loved one, especially finding a program tailored to an individual’s particular needs, can be a difficult process. However, there are some resources to help with this process. For example, NIDA’s handbook Seeking Drug … Continue reading

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