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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


God and Surrender

The centerpiece of 12-step recovery programs lie on the duality of the concept of “Surrender.”


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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Looking Again At Step # 8

STEP # 8, “We made a list of all the people we had harmed and became willing to make amends to them all.”

The Twelve Step Program is exactly that; twelve steps. 347 more words