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Posts Tagged ‘Recovery’

Cave Paintings, Substance Abuse and Lawyers

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One of the most dramatic struggles in pre-history recorded in the Bible and myths of old was the conflict between the old order of hunter-gatherers and the new order of farmers. Gradually of course the farmers won, but not entirely. In a way the struggle still goes on in the neurochemistry of our brains. And […]

Hope

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One of the most difficult aspects of helping a person struggling with alcoholism or depression is to be able to bring hope.  We don’t derive hope from taking tests for alcoholism or depression, or from hearing a lecture about these subjects.  Mainly we get hope from hearing the experience of a recovering person, and identifying […]

A Recovery Story: My Life Is Ahead Of Me

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The Stories of fellow alcoholics are the fresh minted coins of survival. You pass yours to the next person in the hope he or she will see a gleam of their own life and find the reassurance of recovery. This is the story of a PALS member offered anonymously in that tradition. As I approach […]