I Will Attend a Meeting.

I Will Attend a Meeting.

Creator; I will attend a meeting today. I promise to seek out the similarities and not the differences. I will find something good in everything that is shared. I will praise the clean and sober and pray for the using addict. At the end of the day I will thank You for my recovery. It […]

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Being present is an expression of love.

Being present is an expression of love.

When someone we care about is in distress, we may not know what to say. We’d like to make the hurt go away and set everything right, but we feel awkward and powerless. Sometimes the greatest gift we can give each other is our presence, our attention. As we recover, we become more available emotionally […]

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IS ADDICTION INSANITY?

IS ADDICTION INSANITY?

Why do AA and NA refer to addiction as insanity? After chemical use, we often behave destructively toward others; and ourselves and the aftermath is invariably misery, both physical and emotional. We frequently say, ‘Never again,’ yet the pattern recurs. Is this anything other than insane? It is important to conceptualize addiction as insanity. If […]

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Chris A. | KLEN + SOBR

Chris A. | KLEN + SOBR

1.Tell us briefly, how did you get into recovery? Over the course of a few months during the late spring/early summer of 1997 I was fortunate enough to have a series of events knock me out of denial and into a moment of clarity. Once I recognized myself for what I had become, I was […]

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Dee Christensen | Recovery Wire Magazine

Dee Christensen | Recovery Wire Magazine

1. Tell us briefly, how did you get into recovery? I attended my first open 12-step meeting when I was 9 years old, with a family friend. But it would be 10 years before I’d enter into recovery for my own addiction. I was a street kid then, and when I resurfaced briefly a family member took […]

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