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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 Recovery, sober community

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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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Leadership (LDRSHIP) in Recovery

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 26, 2017 6:04:00 PM / by John D. posted in leadership, alcohol recovery, sober community, leadership in recovery

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Does Your Community Want A Sober House?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 27, 2016 3:07:08 PM / by John MacDougall posted in sober community, AA, NA

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Tomorrow I’m flying to Grand Rapids, Michigan and driving an hour north to the town of Greenville. It used to be prosperous when there was an Electrolux vacuum cleaner factory there, but the factory moved to Mexico in 2006.  2700 people lost their jobs, and the economy has not recovered. The town is 90% white, and many people drive an hour into Grand Rapids for jobs.  There are no treatment opportunities in the county.

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Keeping the Twelve Steps at the Forefront during these times of Change in the Addiction Recovery Field.

[fa icon="calendar'] Oct 1, 2015 2:31:30 PM / by John Curtiss posted in sobriety, drug addiction, sober community, AA, hope, alcohol recovery

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Amassing Recovery Capital Takes Work and Practice.

[fa icon="calendar'] Sep 4, 2015 9:52:54 AM / by Staff Blog posted in sober community, hope, spirituality, recovery capital, alcoholism, recovery tools

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Last month we discussed a new series of articles focusing on the tools to build recovery capital by addressing some of the common struggles, questions, and successes that can present challenges to our mind, body and soul, even while sober. Building recovery capital means just that, building up enough resources, tools, and community inside the rooms of recovery and during the recovery process to rely on when things are difficult - when life asks us who we are. This “recovery capital” will help guide us through the rough times, to grow and adapt to life’s challenges to eventually come out the other end with new meaning and purpose.  

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The Rise in Drug Abuse Among Baby Boomers.

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 17, 2015 9:30:00 AM / by John Curtiss posted in drug addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, sober community, older adults, drug abuse, baby boomers

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Helping Loved Ones By Understanding Alcohol Addiction.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 26, 2015 1:30:00 PM / by Ellie Hyatt posted in alcohol addiction, alcohol dependency, drug addiction, Alcoholics Anonymous, sober community, addiction, Al-anon, Family Program, family support, families

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Family Recovery Series: 6 Things You Can Do to Help an Alcoholic Loved One.

Part One: Educate Yourself About Alcoholism and Addiction

Even though the first step in Al-Anon tells us we are powerless over another’s drinking or addiction, we know there are things we can do to help the situation.  In the coming months, we’d like to discuss 6 things you actually can do to help an alcoholic loved one.  

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How Having a Community Atmosphere Can Create Stronger Sobriety.

[fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2015 10:32:09 AM / by John Curtiss posted in alcohol addiction, alcohol dependency, drug addiction, drug dependency, Alcoholics Anonymous, recovery process, sober community

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Community involvement has been a cornerstone in many human developments from building a strong educational environment to creating a network of expanding business opportunities. Like the development seen in local communities for prosperity and future growth, creating a strong community atmosphere is an essential part of early sobriety.

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