National Recovery Month Week Three

Week 3 - Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Step 1, the Step of Honesty Step 2, the Step of Hope Step 3, the Step of Faith For many with Substance Abuse Disorder, trusting God is a giant step forward....

National Recovery Month -Celebrating the Courage to Change

There are countless people who manage life-threatening health conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease every day of their lives! What do you say—how about we add to the list of other health issues the gains made by those who are recovering...

International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Make a Difference in 2020 International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering...

The 12-Steps – Seeing the Good in Self

And finding the love! We admitted that we were powerless over our problems and that our lives had become unmanageable.“I know that nothing good lives in me…I want to do what is right, but I can’t.” – Romans 7:18, see also John 8: 31-36; Romans 7:14-25.We came to...

National Recovery Month Week Three

Week 3 - Step 3. Made a decision to turn our will and our lives over to the care of God as we understood Him. Step 1, the Step of Honesty Step 2, the Step of Hope Step 3, the Step of Faith For many with Substance Abuse Disorder, trusting God is a giant step forward....

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International Overdose Awareness Day 2020

Make a Difference in 2020 International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on 31 August each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering...

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The 12-Steps – Seeing the Good in Self

And finding the love! We admitted that we were powerless over our problems and that our lives had become unmanageable.“I know that nothing good lives in me…I want to do what is right, but I can’t.” – Romans 7:18, see also John 8: 31-36; Romans 7:14-25.We came to...

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How Willing Are You?

Step 8. We made a list of all the persons we have harmed and became willing to make amends to them all. In order to make amends to all the people I have hurt over my long life I had to push pride, defensiveness, personal resentments aside. Moving the Rock of Gibraltar...

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National Give Something Away Day

Are you feeling generous? Do you have something to share . . . Your joy Your serenity A smile A gentle touch An ear to hear An empathetic spirit to someone else's point of view even if you disagree A trust so deep you can freely let go and let God Then let's give it...

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Is it Clutter or Grievances?

It seemed they were everywhere. No matter where I drove, there were public storage units for rent. Curious to what extent this obsession with possessions encompassed, I researched and learned there are more self-storage units in the United States than all the...

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Happy Anniversary, Dr. Bob, and AA!

Dr. Bob had his last drink on June 10, 1935, and so began the first step on a journey to healing, and a healthier way of life for millions who suffer from addictions.  Who was Dr. Bob? If you are a friend of Bill W., then you know Dr. Bob. Dr. Bob Smith, along with...

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Road to Equality – 30 Years Ago

“Oh no, LORD, don’t let it break down now,” I moaned as the car sputtered on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Please, help me get to the next exit.” I'd been visiting my sons at college and was an hour from home when my car began losing power. When I reached the tollbooth,...

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