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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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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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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: 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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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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Down But Not Out!

I wish I knew how to be the real me. I thought I knew what I needed, wanted and could manage. I now realize that my baggage and past events are controlling my future and every reason I continue to make myself impossible goals and plans. I never ever thought

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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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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 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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