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Amy Alexander – Brunswick, Maine

Amy Alexander – Brunswick, Maine

Having left her foster family at age 14, Amy went through more than 8 rehabs while dealing with addiction and substance abuse. She shares her struggle through addiction, rehabilitation, losing her son and her life and finally achieving full recovery with methadone...

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daily blog 08112020

daily blog 08112020

my backyard. i bought my house in '96 at 3 years sober >> from detox and inpatient treatment to halfway house to long term residential to an apartment to owning a home i cried the day i moved in. now 27ish years later, at times i sit out here and see things that...

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daily recovery blog 08012020

daily recovery blog 08012020

well this morning after i found my bench, started with a deep breath and a "thank you god for this gorgeous day"; a drone completely busted my serenity it was over my head about 20 feet in the air, between the rurrring noise and the fact that i KNEW it was shooting...

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daily recovery blog 07242020

daily recovery blog 07242020

Yesterday started well but later in the day I embarrassed myself in front of myself during an important conversation. Some are familiar with the feeling -- when you behave in a way that doesn't align with who you want to be and who you know you can be ... and only you...

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CCCSUP:  Lots of Letters, Important Work

CCCSUP: Lots of Letters, Important Work

During his run for office, District Attorney Jonathan Sahrbeck met with various groups of people doing work around the addiction conversation here in Cumberland County. Once he was elected, he started a coalition—bringing these groups together to facilitate...

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Issue #7 Publisher’s letter

Issue #7 Publisher’s letter

Here in Maine, February means winter is about half over. The days start getting a little longer and spring starts to be a speck I can see in the near future. For me, February is a month of complete surrender. It’s the month that I surrendered to a women’s half-way...

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Issue #6 Publisher’s Letter

Issue #6 Publisher’s Letter

Finding gratitude is reason enough to celebrate I often wait until after all the Journey stories are written and the magazine is laid out and almost ready for the printer before writing this letter. I like seeing everything as a whole before deciding what to say, so...

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Many Paths – Variety

About this column We are fortunate to live during a time when there are many options for finding and sustaining lasting recovery from addiction. We are all individuals and while there are many aspects of our personal journeys that may be similar to those of others, we...

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Issue #5 Publisher’s Letter

Issue #5 Publisher’s Letter

GETTING CLEAR ON COMMUNITY To get completely clear on what we mean by giving this latest Journey issue a ‘“community theme,” I decided to look up the word “community.” It can refer to “a group of people living in the same place.” And another definition describes...

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Issue #4 Publisher’s Letter

Issue #4 Publisher’s Letter

The Creative Type Big deep breaths! As I sit here in East End’s gazebo staring at Casco Bay, trying to get this letter written, I’m reminded of how important breathing is. With about 48 hours until we print, I’m almost out of time and now just have to do it. Maybe you...

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Issue #3 Publisher’s Letter

Issue #3 Publisher’s Letter

Learning To Love My Wobble David Lee’s article in this issue is about learning new things and learning to love that point in the growth process where we start to wobble a bit. From the very first conversations about starting Journey right up until this morning, I’ve...

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