Category Archives: recovery

The Spirituality of Addiction by Maria Mooney

This is an article originally published in 2012, by Maria Mooney. With her permission I am posting it again because it deserves another reading. She discusses the connection between addiction and spirituality so well. Her bio is posted below her … Continue reading

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Good Advice for Recovery

Some sayings I’ve  heard in the rooms and found helpful… The Bible says, “And it shall come to pass.” Not, “And it shall come to stay.” Expect nothing. Blame no one. Do something. A problem shared is a problem halved. … Continue reading

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The Needle and the Damage Done

Neil Young said it so well… I’m posting this today for the many we have lost to this vicious disease… May you travel on in peace… Lori C. I caught you knockin’ at my cellar door I love you, baby, … Continue reading

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NA’s Just for Today, adapted for a wider recovery audience

I have found a short list of affirmations from pages 4 and 5 of the NA White Booklet, Narcotics Anonymous, (copyright 1976, 1983, 1986 by Narcotics Anonymous World Services, Inc.) to be a wonderful daily affirmation for recovery, and have … Continue reading

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Awesome meeting this morning!

Awesome meeting this morning! Good, honest, “tell it like it is” recovery… Sharing from the heart and from our experiences… from our joy, from our pain… what we’ve learned what we’ve gained what hold us up now what held us … Continue reading

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The Future in my Past

I always wondered what happened to a man I met at a Trailways bus station over forty years ago. I was thirteen at the time and I was running away from home again. This was in the seventies and it … Continue reading

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Powerlessness

I am powerless over many things… Alcohol Playmates and playgrounds. I am powerless over nicotine and caffeine cheesecake and cheese doodles. I’m powerless over sugar and bread, and sometimes even the voices in my head. Once my monkey brain has … Continue reading

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Grief and Gratitude

In the rooms we often say “Gratitude is an action.” In remembering those who have gone on before me, I express my gratitude for those I have loved and lost. I choose to feel the gratitude that comes from grief … Continue reading

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Why I’ve Started this Blog

After long and careful thought, and much soul searching and prayer, I’ve made a decision to share with others through this blog my personal involvement in recovery and my own story of sobriety. In my personal life I spend many hours … Continue reading

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The Golden Rule-In Reverse

LEARNING TO LOVE The golden rule doesn’t work very well for some of us who grew up in dysfunctional families. It didn’t work for me because, as an ACOAsp* I didn’t love myself at first. I loved others more. The basic … Continue reading

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