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Pathways to Recovery Recovery Support

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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Pathways to Recovery Recovery Support

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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Pathways to Recovery Recovery Support Transitional Living

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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Poetry Recovery Support

When I was…

By Corey Ferreira I’m done being the scandal of my family I’m done facing a mirror I can’t stand to see I’m done with excuses that I’m rambling I’m done having a problem I’m not handling I’m done being addicted, mood and mind altered and shifted Wasting gifts I’ve been gifted just to go and […]

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Pathways to Recovery Recovery Support

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 […]

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Advocacy Advocacy - Local

Candidates in the Race for Washtenaw County Prosecutor By: Aaron Suganuma, LLMSW and Matt Statman, LMSW

People with addiction have been marginalized by a punitive justice system that perpetuates stigma by approaching addiction as a moral issue rather than a chronic health condition. That marginalization often follows us into recovery, complicating our relationship with society and making good citizenship more difficult. Fortunately, here in Michigan we are able to make our […]