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Spirituality

Step Two

The question you would seem to have to answer to be religious or spiritual is, “do you believe in God?” Even if you have no formal religious background or affiliation, belief in a God of some sort can seem like the main issue. Read More

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Breaking News

Recovering Addicts Work to Help Others in “Project Recover”

According to ABC News in Chesterfield, Virginia, individuals in recovery can join a program with the local sheriff’s office to become peer recovery specialists to help officers responding to calls of individuals struggling with their sobriety.  Joy Bogese approaches people struggling with drug addiction the way a teacher might approach a reluctant student — gently, calmly, and armed with experience in a subject that has stymied each of them. Read More

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LGBTQIA+ Living in Recovery

Some Good News: 32 Years Sober, a Man Founds an LGBTQ-Affirming Recovery Group in Sheboygan County

Dan L. started drinking to numb himself while trying to hide that he was gay, he said. Now 32 years sober and wanting others to have a safe place to turn, Dan started an LGBTQ+ 12-Step Recovery Group at Sheboygan County’s Rightway Club. The group meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and is open to all people who want to fight drug, alcohol or other addiction problems. Read More

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Health & Wellness Living in Recovery

My 2 Non-Negotiable Sobriety “Tools”

7 years ago I would have laughed in your face if you told me Yoga, Pilates, talking to people, meditating, or going on a walk would get me sober. Especially if you mentioned the popular action of wellness “gurus” across Instagram-land, drinking warm water with lemon in the morning. I only was drinking warm vodka with lemon in the morning. Yes, gross I know, but that is what happens. If you know, you know, and I hope you don’t. Read More

For Parents Learning to Deal with a Child's Addiction
Health & Wellness Mental Health Resources for Recovery Stories of Recovery

For Parents Learning to Deal with a Child’s Addiction

One of the biggest fears that have become a reality for parents across the country is handling a child fighting an addiction. With the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic having a tremendous impact on our youth’s mental health nationwide, one of the results is our adolescents and young adults coping through substances. Read More

Eating the Book
Living in Recovery Spirituality

Eating the Book

I’m about to step on what sometimes seems like the third rail of spirituality in the contemporary world, and talk about prayer. But before you decide to click on something more appealing, let me say at the outset that I understand and sympathize greatly with those who want nothing to do with that word. Read More

Good Eats: Trader Joe's Edition
Health & Wellness Living in Recovery

Good Eats: Trader Joe’s Edition

I’m not entirely sure what it is, but there is something so invigorating about grocery shopping at Trader Joe’s. The staff is great and they have endless food to choose from. From fresh produce to meals you can just grab and go, Trader Joe’s has definitely become one of my favorite spots. What makes it even better is the unique recipes they have on their website – they even give you the option to build out a grocery list based on their given recipes! Who doesn’t love direction when shopping for food and cooking? Read More