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What Motivates a Recovery Advocate?

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What Motivates a Recovery Advocate?

Recovery advocates are promising in helping end the stigma, as well as helping those still sick and suffering in need of hearing a message they could find nowhere else. There are a lot of things that make a recovery advocate special. There are also a lot of things that help recovery advocates relate to those still in the woes of addiction or substance use disorder. And as we know, you don’t have to be in recovery to be a part of the recovery movement; although sharing experience strength and hope is a huge help!In my time with Substance For You, I've...

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"How I Created a Sober Dating Website!"

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"How I Created a Sober Dating Website!"

My name is Mike Reed and I celebrated 5 years sober on 3/5/16. Why Not Start A Sober Dating Website? In April of 2015, I was at my day job sweeping the floors when I started thinking about dating websites. I wondered if there were any specifically tailored to those in recovery. I went home that night and typed in the words Single and Sober and to my surprise the website domain was for sale. It was one of those moments where you realize that something greater has just presented itself to you and you can either act on it or...

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They call me "Candy Cane!"

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They call me "Candy Cane!"

Hi ya’ll, officially… well unofficially, my name is Candy Cane! I’d like to tell you a little bit about how that name came about, and why addiction was it’s culprit. I bet ya’ll heads will be shaking by the end. So here it goes… When I first came home from treatment over eighteen months ago, I was coming through the door of the women’s bathroom at church one Sunday morning when a woman I had known only a short time called me “Candy Cane.” I froze mid-step as a jolt of adrenaline surged through my body. I immediately became stricken...

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Why is a Sober Wife is the Best Wife? My husband tells all…

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Why is a Sober Wife is the Best Wife? My husband tells all…

THE START OF MY RELATIONSHIP (not so sober… yet): Today, I’m a Sober Wifey. My name is Brittany and my husband is Zach! When Zach and I crossed paths I wasn’t a wife and I was anything but sober. The more he got to know me the harder it was to hide the way that ...

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My Daughter’s Heroin Battle: Serena’s Story

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My Daughter’s Heroin Battle: Serena’s Story

My Daughter’s Heroin Battle: Serena’s Story– February 10, 2015, the journey began into what we thought to be a solution to the unending suffering my baby girl was going through; battling the Devil’s drug, “Heroin!” After spending 5 days in her 3rd detox, they were ready to release her back into society and she wasn’t ready. ...

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