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...

Recovery Garden – Victory Garden

DURING WW I and WW II, citizens planted vegetable and fruit gardens to supplement their food rations. Along with supplying food for the body, the gardens began to lift the spirits of those who began to see the fruits of their labor. WE have all struggled and toiled to...

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Powerless but Never Hopeless!

Addiction is a "Disease of Isolation." It's true, whether it's substance, behavioral, or codependent control abuse issues, some form of isolation is involved. However, rather than isolate from healthy communication during the COVID-19 stay-at-home guidelines, Life...

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We Will Overcome

We can choose to live with fear in the shadow of the ascending Coronavirus curve, or we can choose to flatten the curse by taking steps to stay physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy. Likewise, when we espouse the spiritual comfort of the 12-Steps, our inner...

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Step 3 – Make the Right Decision!

Its not easy to admit, but the only control we have over COVID-19 is to stay home and stay healthy. Don't believe me? Listen to the stark warning Surgeon General, Jerome Adams sounded this morning. "We really need to come together as a nation" to fight the COVID-19...

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Do you know the One who Leads?

Originally, I had planned to start this blog with, “In these uncertain times . . . ,” but every day I awake is a day filled with uncertainty. Those who know me know I'm a meticulous planner. That's the controlling codependent part of my co-addiction. I am, however,...

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Stepping Out of a Season of Insanity

In Step 1, we admitted we were powerless. In Step 2, we work the Steps and begin to trust in our Higher Power to reach down and pull us out of the pit of despair. And He does! I waited and waited and waited for God. At last he looked; finally he listened. He lifted me...

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Giving Truth the Brush Off

No one is safe and secure living in Denial. Will you live with the truth or die disavowing it? The Franklin County [Ohio] Coroner’s Office reported 10 overdose deaths over the course of 24 hours. Dr. Anahi Ortiz, the Franklin County Coroner, said the deaths all...

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