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If you have a loved one that is an addict there are some incredible books and resources out there that can be valuable tools to help you as you walk through this journey. I want to recommend just 5 of those that might prove helpful...

To the addict: Do you see any potential in yourself when you look in the mirror?  Do you think others see any potential when they look at you?  Do you truly believe that you don’t have anything to offer the world? Well, let me tell you something...

Effects of Drug Abuse Drug abuse not only affects us physiologically, psychologically, but socially as well. Common effects of drug abuse on the body include sleep changes decreased memory and cognitive abilities. Abnormal vital signs like respiration, [1] increased heart rate and high blood pressure, chest or lung pain, nausea [thrive_leads id='1914'] vomiting diarrhea, stomach pain. Skin can...

What are some effective ways to stop drinking? The first step for anyone that is ready to stop drinking is to come to a self-realization that drinking has had a negative impact on their lives. Often times we haven’t yet come to a place where we...

Forbidden Love *Forbidden love… Loving someone or something you can’t have… Craving what you can’t have… As recovered addicts, even when we get clean and sober, it’s very hard to let go of certain intimate relationships from our past.  We still crave that relationship we were in during our...

God Has Your Family Let me start off this blog by telling you some things that I’ve seen from being in my addiction and then coming into the Teen Challenge program, living with other students who struggle with being away from their family. In our addiction: We...

Out of the Heart: The Recovering Heart “But the things that come out of the mouth come from the heart, and these things defile a man. For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murder, adultery, sexual immorality, theft, false testimony, and slander.” Matthew 15:18-19 Sobriety is more...

Problems Never Leave To start off this blog, let me give you a short testimony… My problems definitely haven't left.  I never had so many people die around me in my whole life than I have in my short couple years in Teen Challenge. Death has definitely...

A big part of my testimony deals with my mind-set, the way I thought before and after my addiction and my thinking pattern in my recovery.  My thinking pattern was the last thing to change with God’s help and His Word.  It’s still in the...

God-Sized Assignment *I am doing a Bible study on the book “Experiencing God” by Henry & Richard Blackaby and Claude King, and there was one devotion I did about God-sized assignments and God led me to a revelation about our addiction and recovery. *Does your recovery feel...