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Recovery Spotlight: Sam O

When I think about my childhood, I don’t think about eating dinner with my siblings in our backyard, family movie nights, the neighbor kickball games or any happy memory for that matter. I remember sitting at the top of my stairs listening to the cops talk to my parents every

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Recovery Spotlight: Abigail M

They say that pride comes before the fall. And I had a lot of pride growing up…the falling came later on. I was that obnoxious, arrogant middle-school girl who wholeheartedly felt that she knew everything. In my small, inexperienced mind, I was smarter and better than most people, and yet

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Recovery Spotlight: Emily S

My name is Emily. And I’m an alcoholic. I have been sober for 425 days. I have spent almost 14 months on one of the best journeys of my life, Recovery. When I was in active addiction, I had no idea what recovery was. My mind wasn’t even thinking beyond

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Enough is Enough

I hope it’s warm and sunny where you are… ”I passed that quote on a random Facebook post with a pretty picture in the background. I wondered if the plain, yet pleasant quote had even the slightest hint of a mind-numbing effect to the person who posted it as it

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Unconditional Love: Jane Shorb

My name is Jane and I am the mother of a recovering addict. My son, Korey struggled with addiction from the age of 17 years old up to when he got clean at the age of 30. My son was a criminal in the eyes of the law and had

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Recovery Spotlight: Charlie O

My life started off pretty normal. I was born to a relatively normal family. I grew up in Walkersville Maryland. And to anyone looking on from the outside I looked like I had my life together and I was enjoying it. I was involved in baseball and achieved Eagle Scout

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10 Things I Wish I Knew At The Beginning Of Sobriety

Hindsight is 20/20. Make my hindsight your insight and save yourself the trouble and heartache I suffered. Everything always makes more sense in retrospect. I know that as much as the next person. Even so, I cringe thinking about how much trouble and heartache I could have saved myself when

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Recovery Spotlight: Joanne P

Through the Grace of God, I haven’t found a need to pick up a drink in 23 years. I was taught early on in sobriety that I need to take one day at a time. That was hard because I had no idea how to do that. Throughout my journey,

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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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