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Recovery Ranch

The nights before my brother’s rehab admission were long and sleepless.  My brother was still maintaining his addiction schedule with prime activity hours being between 5 pm and 7 am.   504 more words


Increase Our Faith

Habakkuk 1: 2-3; 2: 2-4; Luke 17:5-10

Increase our faith. It seems like a rather simple request coming from the Apostles in today’s gospel, but when we speak of any of these virtues, we seem to have a tendency to use them rather loosely. 801 more words

A Tarnished Star

Do everything without complaining or arguing. Then you will be innocent and without anything wrong in you. You will be God’s children without fault. But you are living with crooked and mean people all around you.

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How Needle Exchange Programs Are Saving Lives In Appalachia

Yesterday, I was handing out Naloxone and a man approached the table

Man: What are these?

Me: Naloxone kits. They are for reversing opiate overdoses. Ya know heroin, opana, stuff like that. 2,502 more words


Everything I Know I Learned from Someone Else

You may have heard it said, “This program has taught me how to live.”  It got me thinking: What are the basic tenets by which I live? 924 more words

The Twelve Steps: A Primer

Many people who are not ensconced in Twelve Step recovery have no idea about what the Twelve Steps are. Neither do many people in recovery understand the Twelve Steps. 1,087 more words

I love science, but, holy cow... I hate scientism! (exergue)

Step Three

“Made a decision to turn our will and our lives

over to the care of God as we understood Him.” (p. 34, BB…

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