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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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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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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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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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