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Addiction and Grace “I think our failure is necessary, for it is in failure and helplessness that we can most honestly and completely turn to grace.  Grace is our only hope for dealing with addiction, the only power that can truly vanquish its destructiveness.  Grace is...

Kailah’s Story  We encourage you to read Kailah's Story of transformation and how God is doing miracles in Kailah's life. Hello!  My name is Kailah and I’m 23 years old.  I have been in the program for 3 months now.  From the time I was 2 until...

Like A Tree…You Have A Purpose I’m sitting here on my couch looking out through all our windows and I begin to think how I’m surrounded by dead, lifeless, bare, still trees, plants and bushes.  I am literally sitting right smack dab in the middle of...

Recovery is Hard…But Addiction is Harder To the addict, can I ask you a few questions? *How hard is it to find drugs sometimes? *How hard is it to “meet up” with people or get in contact with them, especially when you are going through withdrawal? *How bad can...

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...

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...

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