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One Day at a Time.

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Jenna L. posted in Recovery, one day at a time

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This simple phrase I’ve been hearing since I walked into the rooms of recovery. Today I realize it means just as much to me now as it did when I couldn't stop obsessing over a drink.

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On Thanksgiving Day I am Grateful.

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 23, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in 12 Steps, gratitude, thanksgiving

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Grateful for Addiction?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in addiction, gratitude

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Women in Recovery Book Club: Grounded in the Group

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 9, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Women in Recovery posted in women in recovery

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Being a Functional Adult in Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 3, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Jenna L. posted in AA, functional alcoholic

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Everyone is Entitled to Their Own Opinions, but They’re Not Entitled to Their Own Facts

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 26, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in drug addiction, addiction

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Our national drug policies are being set, and re-set recently on the basis of popular opinion, rather than on the basis of risk of addiction or risk of death.  There is no national drug policy, just a confusing and contradictory set of policies that are constantly changing, as those who want to cut the death rate are in conflict with those who want to make addictive drugs more available.  There is very little science, and lots of politics.

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The Family Afterward

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 19, 2016 9:05:00 AM / by Mark Korman posted in Al-anon, Family Program, family support, Recovery

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When I am facilitating Family Program sessions I often ask participants to think of a family affected by addiction like a mobile floating over a child’s crib. When you imagine a mobile, there are a few things that instantly come to mind.  You’ll see a bunny, bear, frog, and bird: rotating around and helping the mobile to maintain balance.  There’s often quiet music playing in the background.  

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Embrace Grace

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Kara F posted in hope, Recovery

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I’m a big fan of the word grace.  Not just because it’s a pretty and hopeful word, but because of the significance it holds in recovery and in life in general.

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Spiritual Liberty and Democracy

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 28, 2016 10:30:00 AM / by John MacDougall posted in 12 Steps, spirituality

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The Presidential campaign this year may appear to be uniquely trashy. It isn’t that unusual, set against the full sweep of American history. The 1884 campaign of  the Democratic President Grover Cleveland against the Republican James G. Blaine was trashier. Blaine was accused of profiting from sales of railroad bonds and Cleveland was accused of fathering a child out of wedlock. Crowds at campaign rallies shouted down each candidate: “Blaine, Blaine, James G. Blaine, the continental liar from the State of Maine” and “Ma, Ma, where’s my Pa? Gone to the White House, ha! Ha! Ha!” Ugly politics is nothing new.

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Parenting: Progress, Not Perfection

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 22, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Chris Nehotte posted in Recovery, Family, Parenting

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