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Trevor's Story: What Works for Him, May Work for You!

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Trevor's Story: What Works for Him, May Work for You!

To be honest I don’t think you can cure yourself of depression, any other sort of mental illness, or addiction, without help from others or drugs or both. I didn’t. And in fact I don’t think you can be cured of depression. At the moment (who knows in the future?) these things are a life sentence without a cure; the best we can do is keep it in abeyance for as long as we can, and if we’re very fortunate, that might be for the rest of our lives. But we require eternal vigilance. But there are many things we can...

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Never, EVER Stay the Same!

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Never, EVER Stay the Same!

It’s true, I don’t want to be the same as I was. That’s just not who I am today, and that may make some sense, right? If I was the same as I was before my addiction, I would just be a little boy who doesn’t know which way is up or which way is down. It’s true, many say that when you start addiction your life stops at that specific age and type of behavior you were acting, and then when you first get clean again you either stay in the same behavior that you were in when you...

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My Advice Being a Sober Dad to a Recovering Addict

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My Advice Being a Sober Dad to a Recovering Addict

I've done a lot of mom articles on SubstanceForYou.com. I've gotten some from my mom, other mom's I know who's children are still struggling or even mother's who have lost their son's. But what I know holds truest to this epidemic is that addiction doesn't effect just moms. It effects dads too. And I know my dad is a very smart man, but part of me felt he just didn't get this whole recovery thing, because at first he would say things that didn't quite make sense to me, at all. But as we grew together we recovered together, too....

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I don’t get paid $$ for this!

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I don’t get paid $$ for this!

It’s true, I don’t get paid a single dime for any of this. What is this you’re asking? Recovery, duh! And yeah, I really don’t get paid a single dime to be better. Although, I would be lying if I said I didn’t get paid at all…  I get paid in so many other things than money for working on my recovery. Are you starting to see the correlation? I “work” for my recovery, but I don’t get “paid” for it in money. If you can’t see it, here’s a breakdown ya’ll.  I get paid in a healthy atmosphere around...

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My Story is my Work, My Work is my Passion

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My Story is my Work, My Work is my Passion

My Story is my Work, My Work is my Passion–I didn’t start any of what I’m doing by chance, I was picked for this mission, but was picked before I was born and ready for it. This movement has been designed around a fire that’s been at a slow simmer for many decades. When I ...

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