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The Rise of Zoom

By Daniel Casey Not less than 24 hours after the news of the pandemic reached our country, recovery communities began to act hastily.  With lockdowns in place and the CDC limiting any type of gatherings, many recovery communities took to the online video meeting format called Zoom.  Prior to Zoom, certain recovery communities had online […]

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The Butterfly Effect By Sara Szcotka

People are worried about their well-being. People are losing their jobs. People aren’t able to attend school. People aren’t able to see their friends and family. People are dying. People in recovery are still dying… We are facing a global pandemic that many people alive today have not experienced before. This has unseen consequences that […]

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Learning to Look for Silver Linings

By Anonymous Being the only person I know of on both sides of my family who considers themselves in recovery from something can be lonely or frustrating at times, but it has helped me to look at the positives of many situations or turn negative feelings into positive actions, and has probably helped me to […]

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Exercise and Recovery

By: Andrew Breed My name is Andrew Breed, and I’m some­one who’s dealt with a Substance Use Dis­order. I do a lot of things to maintain a lifestyle that facilitates not using any substances to cope with daily life. It took me a while to get here but it’s something that can definitely be done. […]

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Recovery Homes: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

By Brian Lucas Often called “three-quarter houses,” recovery homes (or sober living houses) can be – and often are – a critical component in the long-term success of those in recovery. Alcohol and drug-free, they can provide a safe, peer-supported transitional living environment for clients who are not ready to return to pre-treatment living situations […]

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The Importance of a Hobby By: Anonymous

For me, recovery without a hobby is like going to the beach without swim trunks. Sure, it’s possible, but what’s the fun in that? Days of recovery can be chock full of meetings, service work, commitments, sponsorship and more meetings. While all of that is great, to break up some of the tedious chatter, I […]