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Please Don’t Call me Clean and Sober

By April W. Smith… “Clean and sober!” said the pastor of my church, by way of congratulations. I replied that I don’t use either word. “So how do you refer to yourself?” he asked. “Cat-positive radical feminist vegan cupcake goddess,” I wrote. But I elaborated.  Why don’t I call myself clean and sober?  I mean, […] (Read the rest.)

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Worn Out and Tired of Fighting Me

By Paul… My background is not horrible. I grew up in a low income housing project with a good mother who worked very hard to provide a life for me that was nice. I never really had any want for anything, there was always food in the fridge, the utilities were always on, there was […] (Read the rest.)

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Cafe Heroin Sage

By Matthew O’Connell… Here’s a story about something that occurred the other day. It is one that I am still processing and trying to wrap my head around. It took place at the cafe I work at in a bad part of town. Unless, someone is in full blown addiction then it is awesome. A […] (Read the rest.)

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Relocation Doesn’t get you Far Enough Away

By Dustin John… At this time in my addiction, I was a 23-year-old divorcee who had gone through a nasty separation that ended in bankruptcy and a large sack full of bitterness. Married at 21 and divorced at 23, due to infidelity. This was something I couldn’t fathom. I always thought I’d done quite well […] (Read the rest.)

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Absolut relapse (NOT!)

By Donna G…    I guess I should say first that I’ve not had a drink of alcohol in 23 years.  I go to a secular meeting once a week because I am committed to the idea that secular alternatives should be available.  (Court mandated AA is blatantly unconstitutional, but that’s another discussion).  I feel […] (Read the rest.)

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