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the power of journaling in recovery

The Power of Journaling as an Essential Recovery Practice 

Olivia PennelleRecovery

I’ll never forget the words my first sponsor said to me during our initial meeting: I can see that you’re really disconnected between your head and your heart, she said.
July 29th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Recovery

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From Addiction to Recovery: Sarah’s Story

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction / Recovery Stories

I am 14 years old and I am in the back seat of my mom’s Toyota Tercel and I am literally heartbroken. I know my life is forever changing.
July 27th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction / Recovery Stories

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3 Reasons Why My Recovery Has Nothing To Do With Religion  

Beth LeipholtzAddiction, Recovery

For as long as I can remember, religion has made me squirm. I’ve never felt comfortable in churches. The Bible has never resonated with me. I’ve never felt really, truly connected to God...
July 26th 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Recovery

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How To Be Social and Avoid Triggers

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction, Recovery

How can you have fun while sober? How can you be social, laugh, and be at events where others are drinking?
July 25th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction, Recovery

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How to Deal with the Emotional Power of a Breakup in Recovery

Olivia PennelleRecovery

Heartbreak has been one of the hardest life events for me to cope with in recovery.
July 24th 2017
Olivia Pennelle
Recovery

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Life Lessons I Learned The Hard Way Through Drinking

5 Life Lessons I Learned The Hard Way Through Drinking

Beth LeipholtzAddiction, Recovery

Life lessons are important, but they aren’t always fun to learn. Sometimes we learn the hard way, and for me, that came in the form of drinking and facing consequences.
July 23rd 2017
Beth Leipholtz
Addiction, Recovery

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5 Things to Consider When Getting Sober

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction, The Recovery Village

One of the things I am most often asked is, “I’m just starting out with my sobriety, do you have any advice for me?”
July 17th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction, The Recovery Village

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From Addiction to Recovery: Liz R’s Story

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction, Recovery

Donuts were my gateway drug. My first rehab was for donuts: ‘fat camp’. I had spent over ten years going to a weight loss summer camp for kids.
July 10th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction, Recovery

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From Addiction To Recovery: Austin’s Story

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction / Recovery Stories

I grew up in a little part of Columbus, Ohio called Worthington. I consider my upbringing to be incredibly blessed.
July 8th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction / Recovery Stories

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From Addiction to Recovery: Laura W’s Story

Kelly FitzgeraldAddiction, Recovery

“Why do you drink? What is it that alcohol does for you,” asked my counselor in our very first meeting.
July 7th 2017
Kelly Fitzgerald
Addiction, Recovery