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This is my Bill W. plant.

This is my Bill W. plant.

by Tania Margate I was a client in the last group in Crossroads Backcove halfway house for women before the program was discontinued. The program was slated for closure and so the plants were up for grabs. When I saw this one I had to have it. I didn’t know when I...

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Ashley Reny – Portland, Maine

Ashley Reny – Portland, Maine

I’m 33 years old. I grew up in Sabattus, Maine in a very loving family who gave me everything I could have ever needed. Tragically, my father committed suicide when I was 19, and about a year after that, I started using substances to numb myself from the pain. Fast...

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Doug Dunbar’s Journey

Doug Dunbar’s Journey

Alcohol worked for a while as a way to self-medicate, until the price to pay was too high A person who has desperately needed hope knows like no other the power of visible recovery and the hope that is generated from knowing you’re not alone, there is a solution and...

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Louis Grassi

Louis Grassi

Hi. I’m 32 and have lived in Maine all my life. I’m in recovery, and I’m proud of that. I had a wonderful childhood – my parents were generous and very loving. They took us to church every weekend, and my siblings and I certainly were well fed – growing up in an...

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Sam Marr from Caribou, Maine

Sam Marr from Caribou, Maine

What has surprised you the most about sober living? Finding enjoyment and pleasure in life without the use of a substance. What is your greatest joy today? Being able to be present not only for those around me but for myself. For so long I kept away from others in a...

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Kayla Kalel from Bangor, Maine

Kayla Kalel from Bangor, Maine

What has surprised you the most about sober living? Coming into Recovery is just the beginning, the life that recovery gives is something I could never have thought up myself (even in my wildest dreams). What is your greatest joy today? My 9-month-old daughter,...

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