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Tips to Avoid Getting Tipsy During the Holiday Season

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2018 9:30:00 AM / by John D. posted in family recovery, alcoholism, Recovery, Sober Housing, Family Sober Support

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Staying sober during the holidays can be a challenge. Alcohol permeates so many traditions associated with this time-of-year. From baking recipes that call for alcohol, to festive holiday drinks that are spiked, to toasts at the end of year, all of these traditions seem to revolve around alcohol. However, now that your life no longer revolves around alcohol, perhaps its time to make some new holiday traditions.

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Detachment with Respect

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2018 12:06:56 PM / by Sherry Gaugler-Stewart posted in family recovery, alcoholism, Recovery, alcohol abuse, Family Sober Support

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Slamming doors. Broken dishes. Arguments that the neighbors could hear clearly. Tears. Unkind words. And, conversely the resonant sound of hostile silence. The disease of alcoholism had wedged itself into the middle of our marriage.

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Serving Those Who Have Served

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by John D. posted in alcoholism, Recovery, Recovery Program, Treatment Program, help group

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This time of year always finds me reflecting on the men and women who have served in our Armed Forces. Veterans Day, Pearl Harbor Day, the anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the anniversary of the Tet Offensive all take place at this time of year. Additionally, from now through New Year’s Eve we will see TV commercials from service women and men who are overseas wishing loved ones back home a merry and happy holiday season.

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Chasing Waterfalls: My Path To Self-Discovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 11, 2017 10:24:43 AM / by Kara F posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery, women in recovery, AA meetings, Women's Sober Residential

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      Facing the new and the uncomfortable can be hard and terrifying work! This life in recovery has so many blessings and rewards, but it’s not always easy to walk the path in front of you in order to reach deeper understanding and more beautiful moments of growth in life. We must move through the hard and uncomfortable, knowing it is temporary, to keep growing spiritually and enjoy the blessings that await.

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One Day at a Time.

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 30, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Jenna L. posted in alcoholism, Recovery, Sober Housing, Support Group, Chemical Dependency

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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 Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery, AA meetings, Men's Sober Residential, Women's Sober Residential

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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 Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery, women in recovery, AA meetings, Drugs Adiction

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Embrace Grace

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 5, 2016 11:00:00 AM / by Kara F posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery, Drug Rehab, Recovery Program, Chemical Dependency

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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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Recovery and the Man in the Hallway

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 6, 2016 9:00:00 AM / by Judge Shaun Floerke posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, Recovery, AA meetings, Sober Housing, Recovery Program

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Jerry McAuley, A Hero of Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 31, 2016 11:27:20 AM / by John MacDougall posted in Alcoholics Anonymous, alcoholism, Recovery, Drug Rehab, Drugs Adiction

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