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Confessions — Addict

Why They Call Addiction a Family Disease!

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Why They Call Addiction a Family Disease!

I start my message to you with, “I LOVE YOU.” Aaron—my son—always asked me, “Mom. Why is ‘I love you’ the first thing out of your mouth when I call?”  I said him that, “Aaron, sometimes you don't call for weeks, or even months. I have to seize the opportunity when I can, and let you know I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT.”       I proceeded to tell my son, “Frankly Aaron, I don't know when I’m going to get that next opportunity to say, ‘I love you’ to my only son." So, if you haven’t already made...

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How I Became a Recovery Coach!

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How I Became a Recovery Coach!

Today we have a guest blog all the way from Canada! Actually, not too far from where I am in Detroit. Although let's not argue about Detroit hockey right now! Nicole has a tremendous story of finding her way through growing up in a household that conditioned her to alcoholism and addiction, into finding her way through love and marriage back into herself; now helping people! We are so proud to share such success. So, without further ado... Nicole:   "Hello, my name, is Nicole Cameron. I am a Recovery Life Coach who walks the journey of recovery with others...

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I’ve got a Secret, It’s on the tip of my tongue!

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I’ve got a Secret, It’s on the tip of my tongue!

MY SECRET; Candace S.— I started my recovery journey nearly 20 months ago. In the beginning, I was surrounded by people that knew my situation, knew about my addiction, and supported me in my journey. Now, I am finding myself in a place where virtually no one but my immediate family and closest friends know ...

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My Addiction Drove Me $500,000 Into Debt

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My Addiction Drove Me $500,000 Into Debt

When I was in treatment, they had us do an exercise. It was to determine the amount of money we had spent on our alcohol and drug addiction over the years. Between the alcohol, drugs and rock and roll, I estimated my debt was in the neighborhood of $500K. Think about that and let it ...

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Mother of an Addict Worst Nightmare…

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Mother of an Addict Worst Nightmare…

Mother (MaryBeth) was dealing with her son’s (Matthew) addiction to heroin.  I’ve been close with MaryBeth for a while.  I’ve been really bothered with how things were left between my parents and I when I was homeless but couldn’t ask them.   So through all my anguish I asked MaryBeth, “What was the hardest part of ...

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