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Looking back on Addiction in 2016

by Teela Etheridge

Posted on January 13, 2017 at 15:38 PM

  As we turn the calendar to another year, it’s natural to reflect on the year we have left behind. 2016 has given us a myriad of headlines that have both lifted our sprits as well as diminished our confidence in humanity. Media coverage of addiction has strolled on both sides of that line. We […]

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New Year = New Goals

by Hudson Jones

Posted on January 01, 2017 at 09:00 AM

As we begin the New Year, a great opportunity lies before us. The holidays are over, and everything that happened in the year before is in the past. Now we can look forward at the year ahead and decide what we want to do with it! A good way to choose what you want to […]

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2016 Life Challenge Recap

by Jacy Bruck

Posted on December 19, 2016 at 22:46 PM

  The Life Challenge has seen many changes and improvements in 2016. The manager of the L+C, Sabrina, launched the new program in February and watched as her hard work paid off. We shifted from just an alumni program to a unified recovery support team that walks with our members as they take on the […]

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The Difference between Trust and Forgiveness

by Ben Wilson

Posted on December 12, 2016 at 17:23 PM

Many people in recovery have a hard time with Forgiveness and Trust. We’ve been hurt. We’ve been victimized. We have trauma and PTSD in our past that haunts us. We’ve also done terrible things, with and in our character defects, to keep our alcoholism and addiction alive. To feed this disease we have to do […]

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Holiday Sobriety

by Carly Barnard

Posted on November 22, 2016 at 17:02 PM

The holiday season is upon us. A time for family, food, togetherness and alcohol. Lots of alcohol. For people in early recovery, this can be a time of anxiety, worry and an overwhelming sense of what is at stake. “Just because we’re drinking doesn’t mean you have to.” “No one will be that drunk.” “Just [...]

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Just For Today: An Interview with G.E. Partin

by Hudson Jones

Posted on November 20, 2016 at 17:00 PM

Singer/songwriter and Life Challenge member G.E. Partin has been kind enough to share some of his music with The L+C community. His song Just For Today “Song for Michael’s House” is an honest reflection of his journey to sobriety. To listen to the track visit: https://www.reverbnation.com/gepartin Just For Today “Song for Michael’s House”   HOW YA […]

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Thoughts from your L+C Team

by Jacy Bruck

Posted on November 16, 2016 at 23:52 PM

This week, each L+C motivator and coordinator was prompted to share what their experience has been thus far working with the L+C members and team. Each person described what the program means to them and how the L+C has impacted their own journey. Jacy: The Life Challenge has created a revolution in the recovery industry. […]

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Elizabeth Vargas: Her Memoir of Panic and Addiction

by Jacy Bruck

Posted on September 23, 2016 at 16:33 PM

    Last week, Elizabeth Vargas released her new memoir, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction. Vargas wrote a detailed rendition of her battle with alcoholism and anxiety. Her immense vulnerability and transparency has created a much needed conversation about substance abuse and mental health. For anyone who does not know, Vargas is […]

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Music & Recovery

by Jacy Bruck

Posted on September 16, 2016 at 15:55 PM

    Music is an outlet that allows people to feel, express, and better understand the emotions of themselves as well as others.  On a personal level, I use music as a form of therapy. When the world becomes a little bit too much to handle, I sing until I have worked out my frustrations. […]

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Writing your Story: The Benefits of Journaling

by Guest Author

Posted on August 29, 2016 at 21:09 PM

By: Kate Mills is an analytics specialist and content creator for the RECO Intensive Outpatient Program. Responsible for curating RECO’s social media accounts, website content, and blog posts, she spends her workdays writing for and interacting with the RECO community, and believes that everyone has a story to tell.     “The universe is made of stories, not […]

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