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Finding Happiness in Sobriety

By Cassidy Webb… When I was 14 years old, I took a summer trip with my parents to go to a lake in the Ozark Mountains. The highway was busy with travelers and the wind of passing cars was noisy and constant. We came upon a tunnel that ran straight through one of the mountains. […] (Read the rest.)

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Stepping Away from the Twelve Steps

By Eric Nada… I used to tell my addiction and recovery story often. For 20 years, I was an involved member of a 12-step fellowship, never a zealot, but committed to a path that had proven itself helpful to me in a few ways. I always enjoyed telling my story. I had an aptitude for […] (Read the rest.)

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The Carrion Feeder

By Zachary Phillips… Sample chapter from ‘Under the Influence – Stories From a Broken Childhood’ The morning that I found out that Dad had passed away, I drove over to his house. I knew the process of sorting through his possessions could not wait at all, it had to be done that day. One of […] (Read the rest.)

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I Wish I Could go Back

By Hannah… If I could go back and undo it I would. I would go back to that moment when I first put that drug in my body, that moment when I felt my first high, that moment when I first got drunk, that moment when I felt carefree and on top of the world. […] (Read the rest.)

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My Evolution with Alcohol

By Ashley… As a busy mother of three who is married to a non-drinker — and cares very much about the habits she exposes her family to — I seldom find the time or the need to sip on a glass, but that wasn’t always the case. There was a time when my drinking habits […] (Read the rest.)

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