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Six Years Clean and a Merry Christmas!

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Six Years Clean and a Merry Christmas!

Today was my six years clean and sober, in recovery, and one of the best days that I’ve had in a long time! It was also Christmas, and sobriety was a great present to myself, as well as others. I wasn’t only rejoicing for me but I was rejoicing for the sanity of my mother and health of my father. Frankly, this was the first year that one, or both, of her sons hasn’t spent in the hospital. That alone is a blessing. But to say that I’ve been actively working on my recovery for six years now is a...

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3 Safety Precautions in Early Recovery

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3 Safety Precautions in Early Recovery

Every parent wants to know two things when they have a child or loved one just getting clean or into recovery for the first time. They want to know, “What could I have done different?” and the next most asked question is “Where do I go next to help prevent this from happening again?” It ...

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Reminding Herself How she got through her Son’s Addiction

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Reminding Herself How she got through her Son’s Addiction

I was sitting inside with my one son watching a movie of a girl who was supposedly possessed. I found my son to be more intrigue with the movie for the fact that the girl was suffering from addiction and not because she was possessed. He seemed to be overly fascinated with the drug induced ...

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Why some Feel Awkward in Early Addiction Recovery

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Why some Feel Awkward in Early Addiction Recovery

When I first got clean I was always sitting at my house, alone. I was watching TV shows—mostly intense horror—that my therapist said it was still “getting me off.” I wasn’t aware that a different TV genre could do that, but there is true science behind it, whether I believe her or not at the ...

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Recovery creates Hunger

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Recovery creates Hunger

I start off at a tipping point in my life; some would call this my “rock bottom.” I was at the lowest of my lows and I had nowhere to go… but up. No one to go to, my life only had things to gain, as I’d lost so much in the aftermath of addiction. ...

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