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Despair to Deliverance God has been speaking to me for a couple weeks about the word despair, the idea of what despair means and what it looks like in a person and in their life.  The retreat I went on this past weekend even touched on...

Truth Hurts This is to the addict who reaches out for help, the one who keeps asking for help: Addicts have a particular mindset that makes them want to get help and go through recovery on their own terms.  Look at this comparison: just like how the...

Your Way Isn’t Working! To the addict: Are you ways and how you do things working? Are your choices bringing about positive solutions? Are your choices leading you down the right path in life? Do you think the freedom you think you have over your life is really true freedom?...

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall Addict, who do you see when you look at yourself in the mirror? I know what I saw when I was in my addiction… A loser drug addict A bunch of broken pieces of a person Hopeless and Helpless Unimportant and Worthless I felt like an Ugly...

Walk Your Talk… Lies come out in words Truth comes out in actions Love is spoken True love is expressed ~AW To the addict: Our words meant nothing in our addiction.  Our love towards ourselves and others was empty in our mess.  We kept saying we were going to change but never...

On My Heart Like A Tattoo…   This past week I had my first session of beginning my arm sleeve tattoo...

10 Reasons Why Beginning a Relationship Will Sabotage Your Recovery Before coming into Teen Challenge to start my recovery from addiction, I had been in and out of relationships and I was married for a short time in my past. I didn’t know what it was...

Six Famous People Who Died From Alcoholism Individuals of all social classes, all intelligence levels, and all races can fall victim to the grip of alcoholism. Many have died untimely deaths as a result. The alcoholic death is one of the saddest to witness and is often...

How Drug Addiction could cost me my employment The job market is crowded with teens trying to get jobs. And employers are reluctant to hire teens because they worry about them taking their responsibilities seriously. When drug addiction is involved, it just compounds the issue. With drug...