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    • JANUARY 23, 2017
    A New World Came Into View – Part 1

    A New World Came Into View – Part 1

    By Chris Freeman From the text, Alcoholics Anonymous, There is a Solution – page 20. “You may already have asked yourself why it is all of us became so very ill from drinking. Doubtless, you are curious to discover how and why, in the face of expert opinion to the contrary, we have recovered from

    • JANUARY 16, 2017
    How I Got Freedom From Struggling In Addiction: Never Alone Again

    How I Got Freedom From Struggling In Addiction: Never Alone Again

    By Chris Freeman When I was just a young kid, 11 years old, I did something that would have an effect on my entire future. I took my first drink as well as my first puff of reefer. Now mind you, it seemed innocent enough and did not cause any immediate turmoil or strife, or

    • JANUARY 9, 2017
    How Empathy & Understanding are Better Responses to Addiction than Judgment & Moralizing

    How Empathy & Understanding are Better Responses to Addiction than Judgment & Moralizing

    by Daniel D. Maurer I’m going into my sixth year of continuous sobriety. Do you know one aspect I’ve discovered about myself? It’s easy for me to get on my high horse about addiction. I don’t relish revealing this to you—I would like you to think that since I’ve “been there”, I am much more

    • JANUARY 2, 2017
    New Year New You: The Perfect Time To Quit Alcohol

    New Year New You: The Perfect Time To Quit Alcohol

    By Carly Benson The New Year offers the hope of a clean slate to many people. When January rolls around each year, people make their resolutions to get healthier. According to an article published by Statistic Brain around 44% of people make New Year’s resolutions geared towards the category of self-improvement. You can bet that

    • DECEMBER 26, 2016
    The Top Four Myths Every Parent Needs to Know About Addiction

    The Top Four Myths Every Parent Needs to Know About Addiction

    by Daniel Maurer I began my “career” in drinking and taking opioid prescription drugs regularly, relatively late in life. However, looking back on my usage when I was still in high school, I see now that I had the makings of a problem drinker and regular drug abuser from the very beginning. The fact is

    • DECEMBER 19, 2016
    Someone Saved My Life Tonight

    Someone Saved My Life Tonight

    By A.R. Andrews | Personal Narrative Contributor I’d struggled with a lot as a child with major anxiety and depression. My mother was a recovering cocaine addict; she also had severe mental disorders that went untreated for many years. This caused her to not be the nicest mother. My three siblings and I survived this

    • DECEMBER 12, 2016
    Discovering Self-Worth

    Discovering Self-Worth

    By O. RMarv | Personal Narrative Contributor When I came into the rooms of recovery, I was simply looking for a way to stop the insanity of having to drink and use even when I didn’t want to. All I cared about was staying alive, which was not a guarantee for me, given the rate

    • DECEMBER 5, 2016
    Free Sober Comedy Show: January 14th

    Free Sober Comedy Show: January 14th

    Come on out to Windward Way Recovery for a FREE Sober Comedy Night Show here in Costa Mesa January 14 at 7:30 PM! Prepare now to get your laughs on and enjoy a fun evening with friends. You don’t want to miss this show! The Performing Artists Lineup:  BUCKY SINISTER is a stand-up comedian and