Tag Archives: recovery

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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Resistance Training

From In All Our Affairs, Making Crises Work For You, Surrender: “’Let go and Let God.’ It sounds so simple. But when our circumstances or the circumstances of those we love weigh heavily on our minds, we may have no idea … Continue reading

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Double Edge Sword.

  Addiction is a disease like none other. A double edge sword. It tears families apart. It bonds strangers forever. I never wanted to play this role in life. I was happy being a NICU nurse. Helping families cope with … Continue reading

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Redemption And Freedom

I was still determined, at that point, to believe that she was going to beat her addiction and that I, of course, would be the glorious savior she would spend the rest of her life thanking, handing me my redemption on a silver platter. 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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Accepting Addiction As A Disease

Is it a disease or a choice? I’ve entered into this debate many times. Drug addiction is so shrouded in shame and stigma that talking about it in any random group of people often invites conflict. Many, many people still … Continue reading

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