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Suffering Is Optional

  From Hope for Today, January 30: “The alcoholic was obsessed with alcohol, and I was obsessed with the alcoholic. I watched, monitored, controlled, and exercised my need to feel hurt. I felt self-pity, embarrassment, superiority, resentment, and anger. All … Continue reading

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CUNNING, BAFFLING AND POWERFUL

Terry Gorski writes, Addiction comes into our lives posing as a friend and then slowly grows into a monster that can destroy us. (Terry Gorski, Straight Talk About Addiction) My reflection: I was deluded by addiction. It entered our home … Continue reading

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Baby Steps Lead To Bigger Ones

“First Step Prayer: Dear Lord, I admit that I am powerless over my addict. I admit that my life is unmanageable When I try to control him/her. Help me this day to understand the true meaning of powerlessness. Remove from … 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 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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I CAN REMEMBER

    An excerpt from S.O.B.E.R.* written by a mother and son An acronym for Son Of a Bitch Everything’s Real Anita When we arrived at the family treatment program, I finally started to understand and believe that addiction is … Continue reading

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To Be The Mom Of An Addict

Addiction is a disease, but not even the professionals have it all figured out yet — and they aren’t trying to figure it out while in a blind panic, running through the fires of hell with fears and dreams and maternal instincts tripping them up. Continue reading

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Peace In The Storm

The road to my spiritual life began when I was a young child growing up in an alcoholic family. But I didn’t start to walk this road until halfway through my life when my daughter fell ill with drug addiction. … Continue reading

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From Substandard to Comprehensive,Changing the Way We Treat Addiction

by Marybeth Cichocki How do we change addiction treatment from being substandard to being effective at saving lives?  First, the stigma must die.  Second, those suffering from the disease, the addiction professionals, the insurance industry and society must  rethink the … Continue reading

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Director Of National Drug Control Policy, Michael Botticelli is Coming to InTheRooms.com — I Love Recovery Cafe

To access this event you will need an account with InTheRooms. Once you’re logged in, on the day of the event, the Special Events video room will be open. We are honored to announce that the White House Director of … Continue reading

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