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Attitude of Gratitude

It’s that time of the year again; Thanksgiving and Christmas. We tend to hear a lot about giving thanks and “Tis the season.” One of the things that I was told in early recovery was have an attitude of gratitude. I heard old timers say, “I’ve never seen a grateful

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Recovery Spotlight: Justin Frazier

My name is Justin Frazier and I’m an alcoholic. Being an alcoholic has been the best thing that has happened to me. Although I didn’t think so for several years. Being an alcoholic has given me a relationship with God; which is the most important relationship in my life today.

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Recovery Spotlight: John DeMar

My name is John and I’m an alcoholic and drug addict. That is something that is very easy for me to say today but it wasn’t always that way. As a matter of fact, even at the height of my active addiction, I probably would have told you everything was

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Recovery Spotlight: Andrew Schultz

My name is Andrew Schultz and I have been an alcoholic and a cocaine addict nearly all of my life. It all started with a joint and a 6 pack back when I was in 8th grade, and it was off to the races from the start. I drank, smoked

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Turning Obstacles into Opportunities

The longer I live; it seems I learn more and more about myself. The further along in my education I get, the more I learn about myself. The more trainings I attend, the more I learn about myself. The more clients I come into contact with, the more I learn

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Recovery Spotlight: Karl Otto

I was asked to write down a little bit about my experience with recovery from drugs and alcohol. Over the years I have experienced a ton of pain and suffering due to my inability to stop drinking and using. It all started with alcohol and it ended with Heroin and

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Recovery Spotlight: Rick Hamilton

My name is Rick Hamilton and I was very much enslaved by alcohol and drugs for almost twenty years. I played sports in my youth and began partying with the football team on the weekends in high school. I suffered a sports related injury my junior year of high school

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Recovery Changed My Perspective

Never in a million years would I have thought I’d be smiling sitting next to this lady. Some of you may recognize her and some of you may not. This is Nanci Hamm, Deputy State’s Attorney for Frederick County, Maryland. We are at a meet & greet at the Maryland

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Recovery Spotlight: Bradley Meadors

My name is Bradley Meadors, and I’m a real alcoholic. When I put alcohol or other substances in my body, I have absolutely no control on what happens next. I have been imprisoned by this disease since my teenage years; only through treatment and a spiritual program of action have

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Recovery Spotlight: Paul Lively

My name is Paul Lively and I was completely controlled by alcohol. It started as a fun thing to do in high school on the weekends. By the time I was a junior in high school I was a daily drinker. I had 2 dui’s before my 22nd birthday, with multiple

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