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Surviving or Thriving

   Are You Surviving Or Thriving? Choose the perspective that supports you by Kimble Greene, PhD There’s a big difference between surviving and thriving. As a human being you are wired for surviving in this physical world – biologically, emotionally, and mentally. As...

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search for serenity

The Search for Serenity Taking the world as it is, not what I would have it be by Niki Curtis The word serenity often invokes images of white sand beaches, tranquil ponds, puffy white clouds. and softly, swaying fi elds of grass.It can be tied to thoughts of “if only...

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Power of Consistency

The Power of Consistency hile many believe that knowledge is power, knowledge is only powerful when it’s consistently applied.Consistency may be the most important component of success. A small step forward each day adds up to a lot of mileage over time.Are the little...

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Personal Recovery Story – Stephen Chabot

Stephen Chabot    Falmouth, Maine                                                                “I think the biggest thing for me was learning tohave fun again without alcohol.”     I like to look ahead and focus on all the positives and the benefi ts of sobriety, on...

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Peer Recovery Coaching

Peer Recovery Coaching        Providing support and guidance along your path                                              by Leslie Clark What is a peer recovery coach? A peer recovery coach occupies a unique role in a recoveree’s personal journey. They offer coaching...

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Myles Bullen

Creative expression Myles Bullen leans on tools he used to get sober to process losses in new album, “Healing Hurts.”                                      by Amy Paradysz Portland-based songwriter, poet and performing artist Myles Bullen, 28, says that the tools he...

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Life Second to None

A life second to none A path from surviving to thriving by Sarah Kelly When I fi rst got sober, I couldn’t imagine life without alcohol – and I certainly couldn’t imagine fun without alcohol. What would that even look like? All of my social activities involved...

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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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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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