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A Different Perspective….

“HAPPY EASTER my child what r u up to” 6:24pm My shift should’ve been over and I’d normally be having a root beer with my pup by 6:30pm. This day I was just hanging up the cruiser keys as I read that Easter text from my father. The usual guilt

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Recovery Spotlight: Sarah W

The majority of my teen and early adult years are a total blur, because I was high or drunk for most of them. I sat down and tried my best to make a timeline of my life, and what I realized is there were SO many pivotal moments where I

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Recovery Spotlight: Melissa S

Today is January 4, 2018 and I have been sober for 319 consecutive days. But I started the journey of recovery about 10 years ago. The secret of change, I’ve found, is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. I spent

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Recovery Spotlight: Carl C

In 1982, I was born into a life of addiction and crime surrounding my parents. Growing up the use of drugs in our household was not uncommon and was pushed upon my siblings and myself by our mother. At the age of 12 I started smoking weed. By 14, my

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Recovery Spotlight: Branden Mc

My darkest day, my lowest moment, my last chance… My name is Brandon McAllister; I’m from Frederick Maryland and I’m a recovering alcoholic, addict, and former drug dealer. See, those first two admissions I would have never admitted to. The last one I took pride in admitting to… Go figure.

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Recovery Spotlight: Anne K

“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 bad breakup in high school. Seemed fitting at the time,

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Recovery Spotlight: Adam

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 was in my active addiction, there was no stopping me. 

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Recovery Spotlight: Cassandra C

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 to go do fun things with friends. What I didn’t

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Recovery Spotlight: Emily S

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 middle of the country. I had the best childhood. I

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Recovery Spotlight: Chris L

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 trailer park in Virginia until I was 13. Then I

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