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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...

"I'm only hurting myself," a constant refrain of addicts, contains a huge lie. A more truthful statement would be, "Not only am I hurting myself, but I'm also ruining my family. I'm inflicting harm on my children, and there's a good chance my spouse will...

“But what if I fail?” “Oh, But Darling…” “What if you Fly?” -Erin Hanson This quote really spoke to me a little while back and God has tattooed it on my heart.  It’s inspiring because I am afraid to fail but God is calling us to fly! As an addict,...

So How can I Stop Drinking? Alcohol is such a socially accepted substance; it is almost an enforced tradition and social activity in our society. Due to this social acceptance of alcohol, those who wish to quit drinking or need to quit to save their lives,...

8 Ways You Are Heading Towards Relapse 1 Making small compromises 2 Having a negative attitude 3 Avoiding family members, friends, loved ones 4 Going back to old, unhealthy and negative relationships 5 Having different personalities towards different crowds 6 Keeping secrets and hiding things from loved ones 7 Having a different,...