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Looking Down

Don’t look back; something might be gaining on you.
~ Satchel Paige

In her wonderful book The Long Steep Path, Catherine Ryan Hyde writes of a three-day trek to Machu Picchu, during which the trail tops out on two mountain passes approaching 14,000 feet above sea level.  

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Addiction treatmet providers should partner with the medical community to increase odds of recovery

Though sometimes it seems like it’s becoming more and more common to understand that addiction treatment requires addressing needs across the spectrum of humanity. Yet, the treatment community still primarily employs 12-step programs as the means of treating various addictions. 337 more words


The True Meaning of Action

Action. Sounds so innocuous. But what is it? As I prepare to talk about taking ACTION at Celebrate Recovery this week at First Baptist Church in downtown Dallas, I have been thinking a lot about this word. 719 more words

Celebrate Recovery

The Two Steps

The Two Steps:

1. We admitted we powerless over our addictions — that our lives had become unmanageable.

2. We tried to carry this message to addicts (alcoholics, overeaters, gamblers…whatever).

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In An Alcoholic Home

Both my parents were drinkers, and not of the modest variety.

My father died of cirrhosis of the liver at forty, while my mother, with ice tinkling in her glass, terrorized everyone and everything in her path. 656 more words


What If There Really Was A Magic Pill?

Someone at a meeting last night mentioned the “magic pill”  that every addict has contemplated at some time,  and it got me thinking.   What if there really was a pill that could make our cravings go away instantly, never to return? 521 more words