5 Ways to Start Your New Year Right, Recovery-Style

Happy New Year! If you are anything like me, a fresh new start may feel slow in coming. Since we toasted and clinked midnight goblets, it has felt like a jolt back into reality…piles of Christmas presents still stationed in overlooked corners, holiday decor that now seems chinsy instead of magical, clutter to clean out,…

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Recovery: My Greatest Christmas Gift

Our blog post today comes from a very special friend in recovery: Alicia.  You may remember several of her memorable posts–she was a regular contributor before she received a diagnosis of Stage IV Breast Cancer earlier this year.  This beautiful message from this beautiful person has impacted my entire holiday season, and I hope it…

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Accepting Life As it Is this Christmas

I have been spending too much time eyeing Christmas trees. Driving past my neighbor’s homes, envying the full, lush, tall greenery I see through their window, with color-coordinated trimmings glistening in the 1000+ Candlelight Clear LED lights.  They look so, so….perfect. We have been buying real Christmas trees every year since we were married 17…

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Why Should I Be A Sponsor?

Special thanks to one of the fellows in our Texas in-person meeting for sharing his thoughts on Sponsorship. If you’d like to contribute to the men’s discussion with your strength, hope, and experience, email us today. “I want to give away what I’ve got.  I have to give away what I’ve got.” “It’s the truth about myself-the imperfect truth–that attracts others; not all the preaching in the world.” From the White Book Why Be A Sponsor? The best way for me…

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2018 SAL Conference Recap [Video]

Missed the 2018 SAL Conference? Watch this webinar to get a recap of the exciting new tools and resources that were presented at our annual SAL Conference on November 17th, 2018. We want to share this exciting news with our entire community–if you weren’t able to join us at the Conference this year, please take…

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2018 SAL Conference Recap [Video]

This post is a 25 minute webinar to recap the exciting new tools and resources that were presented at our annual Conference on November 17th, 2018. We want to share this exciting news with our entire community–so if you weren’t able to join us at the Conference this year, please take some time to listen…

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Models of Addiction (Video)

Steven & Rhyll Croshaw share about the models of addiction recovery. A basic understanding of the brain, of the somatic responses of the body to trauma, of the addict cycle, and of the way addiction and trauma interact to create a dysfunctional family system are some of the basic building blocks that will help empower…

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Recovery for the Spouse of an Addict (Video)

Most people don’t recognize the needs of the spouse. “If my husband is in recovery, then I’ll be ok.” This is often the feelings of the spouse and those providing support for the spouse. How do we get God at our center? If the addicted spouse is at the center, betrayal trauma will continue to…

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