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Recovery Spotlight: Anne K

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“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference” I first read the serenity prayer, framed in my Mom’s office, after a…

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Recovery Spotlight: Adam

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As I sit here in my 6 x 8 cell, four days from Christmas I can only be thankful.  Thankful that I have been freed from the obsession to use; because when that thought crept into my mind while I…

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Recovery Spotlight: Cassandra C

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Life is a gift, which I used to take for granted. Growing up, as far back as I can remember I thought I had a normal family. My parents always made sure I had what I needed and was able…

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Recovery Spotlight: Emily S

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My name is Emily and I’m an alcoholic. If anyone would have told me that statement would come out of my mouth when I was a kid, I would have never believed it. I grew up on farm in the…

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Recovery Spotlight: Chris L

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My childhood to me was dysfunctional I guess, I don’t know… I’ve always had problems with wanting to be loved. I used to cry because I thought my dad loved my sister more than me. I grew up in a…

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Recovery Spotlight: Ashley B

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My Name is Ashley and I am a grateful recovering addict and alcoholic. My story is long and complicated so I’ve gone back and forth trying to decide what’s most important to share with you. There are many things I…

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Recovery Spotlight: Tony W

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I prayed this morning. I overdosed on heroin last week and right now I am in jail but I prayed this morning. I’ve been working a 12-step program for over a year and though my current circumstances might not reflect…

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Recovery Spotlight: Paul F

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My name is Paul and I’m a grateful recovering addict who is in long-term recovery. I guess I get the privilege of letting you in on my life. I was born in Takoma Park Maryland and lived in college park….

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Recovery Spotlight: Reasons and Seasons | Anna

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Seasons It’s a cold world that we live in That thought embedded in my brain from the beginning Since the age of 4 I’ve been a lost soul Living through trauma I dug a deep hole See I always wanted…

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Recovery Spotlight: Doing Time

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I have nine years day for day served on a 25-year sentence for committing a series of second-degree burglaries. I have really realized that I must address the addiction and trauma that led me into this nightmare. I don’t want…

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