Wednesday, May 31, 2017

“All of us in recovery are soldiers. We have fought for our own liberty and freedom from the tyranny of our disease. And, like in any battle, we have lost many. Every time another one falls, for me, is a time that I can feel my own recovery undergo a galvanizing process.” —Ashley Webb Dane, a mother of two teenagers and a certified hypnotherapist

Read more in "A Three-day Weekend, Barbecues and No Beer, Oh, My!"
Memorial Day weekend can be difficult for those in recovery — especially early recovery. A three-day weekend of barbecues, parades, big sales and brewskies. Want something to keep your mind — and, perhaps, body — away from those celebratory events? Remember what Memorial Day really means.

Let us honor those who gave their lives in battle not with drink and a raised glass but with sober hearts and minds — not only those who’ve made the ultimate sacrifice but also the families who must endure their legacy.  

Brad Pitt Opens Up About Alcoholism and Recovery

“I know I'm just in the middle of this thing now — not at the beginning or at the end, just smack-dab in the middle. And I don't want to dodge any of it.”

Lucky Charmer

You could probably call James Hart’s memoir Lucky JimLucky to Be Alive Jim.After all, he survived a traumatic childhood; alcohol and drug abuse; a pair of failed marriages, including one to Carly Simon; and the death of his son.

A Father's Secrets, A Daughter's Search

How Sharon Leder uses her life story as the oldest daughter of a heroin addict to help her imagine ways for the characters in her new novel, The Fix, to survive conflict, tragedy and trauma without losing sight of the supports they need to prevail 
Renew provides relevant and engaging information and resources to help individuals recovering from drug and alcohol addiction and their loved ones create and embrace a healthy lifestyle.

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