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Will Speaks Out on 4 Years Sober!

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Will Speaks Out on 4 Years Sober!

God gave me a second chance at life. Every day the gratitude that I feel that I am alive, and especially on this day, is surreal. *Alcoholic/drug addict or not, never forget how far you've come. Everything that you've survived through, all the times you've pushed on, even when you felt you couldn't. All the mornings you got out of bed, no matter how hard it was. All the times you wanted to give up but you got through another day.#onedayatatime. Find the willingness to surrender who you were, for who you can become. #putgodfirst. #AA. #unityrecoveryservice. #helpothers. #lifeafteralcohol. #lifeafterRX. #lifeafterheroin....

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He Said, "MEETINGS OR DIE!" Here's what I said...

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He Said, "MEETINGS OR DIE!" Here's what I said...

I used to go to 12-step meetings. That was a little over six years ago. Today, I don’t go to 12-step meetings anymore, and for that, some people would say I’m setting myself up for a relapse. But, in my opinion, I’m countering what triggered me to relapse. I haven’t relapsed since I stopped going, and some would say I’m crazy. Some meeting-goers would say that “if you don’t go to meetings you’ll die.” But the majority out there would, and should say, “Do whatever keeps you sober, bro!” And that’s the motto I live by. Note: This is just...

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The truth is, I’m not angry. I’m scared of myself!

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The truth is, I’m not angry. I’m scared of myself!

I walked into the house and I was angry, I was completely and utterly infuriated! I couldn’t hold back my temper; not at all. I started screaming and yelling at anyone that was there to hear it and I don’t know why? I felt like I was having a blackout moment but I was completely clean and sober. Here we go again, another huge reservation of mine. I’ve always had issues with anger in my life, especially in my addiction. But somehow I just couldn’t shake it when I got clean. I just couldn’t do it. Or was I unwilling...

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A Journey of Mental Illness

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A Journey of Mental Illness

What a Journey it’s been so far!  Living with mental illness and all that it encompasses, and in fact what that means, is quite the job.  From the tragedy of having traumatic experiences that began with my long walk with the hair raising ordeal of living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), then being diagnosed ...

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Mom Struggle’s with Son’s Addiction-Finds Support

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Mom Struggle’s with Son’s Addiction-Finds Support

I met Mary Beth a while back through a recovery network.  She has graced me with her story of her son Matthew and his addiction.  She has also graced me with her courageous story of her codependency to Matthew and his addiction.  Now, Mary Beth is telling the world on how she herself got better.  This ...

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