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Recovery Spotlight: Paul F

My name is Paul and I’m a grateful recovering addict who is in long-term recovery. I guess I get the privilege of letting you in on my life. I was born in Takoma Park Maryland and lived in college park. My parents split when I was 2 so my mom

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Recovery Spotlight: Reasons and Seasons | Anna

Seasons It’s a cold world that we live in That thought embedded in my brain from the beginning Since the age of 4 I’ve been a lost soul Living through trauma I dug a deep hole See I always wanted what I couldn’t have The picture perfect family me, mom

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A Mother’s Love | Terri Nicholson

My name is Terri and I am the mother of a recovering addict. My son, Sean, has battled drug addiction for the better part of twenty years and he is only 34 years old. He was born an exceptionally large child (almost twelve pounds). The doctors said he was more

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Relapse is Not a Part of Recovery | Korey Shorb

Relapse is a process, not an event. Relapse begins weeks or even months before the actual physical relapse happens. The goal of recovery is not to just stop using drugs and alcohol but to hopefully avoid relapsing in the future. If you understand the process, you can catch yourself quickly before

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Recovery Spotlight: Doing Time

I have nine years day for day served on a 25-year sentence for committing a series of second-degree burglaries. I have really realized that I must address the addiction and trauma that led me into this nightmare. I don’t want to make any excuses for my actions or undermine the

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Recovery Spotlight: Brian F

Hi my name is Brian and I’m an addict in recovery. I am going try to make a long story short. I grew up with two loving and caring parents and an older sister. I grew up in a good family environment and I wasn’t abused as a child like

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Recovery Spotlight: Maya F

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Recovery Spotlight: Kat L

I’m an addict, my name is Kat. The stories I have heard that keep me willing to work for my recovery, are the stories that I can relate to or identify with. I am sharing my story in the hopes that someone out there reading can relate, and can find

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Recovery Spotlight: Joey W

My name is Joey and I’m an addict and alcoholic. My sobriety date is August 11, 2016. My drug of choice was more. Didn’t matter what it was but I always needed more. Growing up my childhood was not the greatest but it definitely was not horrible. At a very

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Recovery Spotlight: Brittney S

Growing up I did well in school and played softball. I would eventually go to school for nursing. I was never the kid you would have thought would end up being defeated by heroin. However, growing up my mom was an alcoholic, and my dad was an opiate addict who

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