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Death of a People Pleaser...

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Death of a People Pleaser...

I miss a lot of things every day of my life. It's so very exhausting! Like missing socializing. But the ways that I socialized were killing me in the process. I thought that if I accommodated what others felt was "cool" to fit in, I was cool too. But boy was I was wrong. If I didn't get high, if I didn't bring drugs or do them, then I was the biggest outcast in what was supposed to be "my realm." And that isn't reality. Those situations were just defeating any part of myself that allowed people who truly cared about...

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Recovery Donation Pt. 2 [Video]

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Recovery Donation Pt. 2 [Video]

For the month of October we have Miriam who has become our primary donor in Newtown, Pennsylvania!  She is the owner of DoingDrugs.Sucks and has been working really closely with us here at SFY on getting her message her and trying to spread youth prevention with her youth approved prevention book, "I Love My Brother." Miriam comes from the realm of recovery that we believe effects many, many, many people because it's not just the addicted or those in the feat of addictions. Rather, she lost her brother to an overdose of heroin and is combating the opioid crisis by...

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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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Ashley’s story–from Underdog to Hero

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Ashley’s story–from Underdog to Hero

There are many things that happen in this world—good and bad. One thing holds true and that is the fact that we as humans will always be fighters. Sometimes there’s that one time that things just click. You become a true hero but not from the start. Many become the underdog going from such illustrious ...

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Loss in Active Addiction and Early Recovery

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Loss in Active Addiction and Early Recovery

“No matter how hard I try—even when I’m up—I feel like somehow I’m losing someone.  There’s too much loss.“ -Anonymous Recovering Veteran-Close friend-Hero With my extensive time in the addiction and recovery field I’ve come across many and lost more than I can count. There are many feelings that go around. There is a lot ...

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