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I’m The Mom of an Addict…

    “I’m the mom of an addict, and I’m not ashamed to say that anymore. There’s a time when I was…..” My interview with the ASK documentary team about love, learning, and letting go: Please watch and share this … Continue reading

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My Glass Is Half Full

  From Hope For Today, January 23: “One of the gifts I have received from Al-Anon is learning how to maintain an attitude of gratitude. Before the program I didn’t really understand the true nature of gratitude. I thought it … Continue reading

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Let go..

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Let Recovery Begin With Me

I will accept what is. I will accept the things I cannot change. I will find peace. Continue reading

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Denial and Addiction- Libby Cataldi

DENIAL AND ADDICTION by Libby Cataldi A mother writes: Our daughter, both strikingly beautiful and musically gifted, signed a recording contract with an International music company at the age of fifteen. I traveled with her extensively and never had an … Continue reading

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Expectations

In recovery, we learn to profoundly adjust our expectations, hard as it is. We raised one child, and now we have another. We are all too aware of the change that drugs have produced in our children. A parent wrote … Continue reading

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AFFIRMATIONS

Webb Wisdom The use of affirmations (declarations, proclamations, assertions) can be helpful and powerful.  Affirmations are used in many ways.  They can be used to redirect your mind away from troubling things.  Affirmations can be used to help you overcome … Continue reading

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THE SHAME ISOLATES US

THE SHAME ISOLATES US Libby Cataldi This is part of a series of monthly posts that reference many conversations with Dr. MacAfee. Thanks, Doc. A dear friend of mine and Dr MacAfee’s, a mother of a recovering addict, wrote to … Continue reading

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Rewriting My Story

Originally posted on LIVING IN THIS MOMENT:
“We become the stories we listen to. But perhaps the more important question is, what stories do you listen to? What stories are forming your life?” – Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life.…

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☼ Dear Joey: A Love Letter To My Son The Addict

Dear Joey, I miss you. I ache for you to fill your place in my life. Will I ever again feel your hug? Hear your laugh? See you proud? I don’t want you to be an addict. I don’t want … Continue reading

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