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Kayla Kalel

AGE: 29RESIDENCE: BANGOROCCUPATION: STUDENTTIME IN RECOVERY: 4 YEARS What has surprised you the most about sober living? Coming into Recovery is just the beginning, the life that recovery gives is …

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Kick the Sugar Habit

Did you know that people can be biologically addicted to sugar in a way that is similar to addiction to nicotine, alcohol and drugs? Many people recovering from addiction replace …

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Elaine Lilley

What? Who said that? As I prepared to go out for an evening of dinner and drinks, I heard it. Soft and subtle, but not my own. You know that …

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Melissa Rivera

When Melissa Rivera quit drinking, she figured a line or two of cocaine every now and then wouldn’t hurt. Born in Topsham, Maine, to two alcoholic parents, the entrepreneur had …

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Amanda Lapointe

AGE: 33RESIDENCE: PORTLANDOCCUPATION: PERSONAL SUPPORT SPECIALISTTIME IN RECOVERY: 16 MONTHS What has surprised you the most about sober living? Finding my voice and being honest, open and vulnerable in front …

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What is a Recovery Ally?

Business owners play a crucial role in creating recovery friendly communities. They can be change agents when it comes to supporting people in recovery and creating opportunities along their journey …

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