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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 are each called to discover for ourselves what works and what doesn’t work for us. Recovery is a personal process and there is no right or wrong way to recover. We may find that certain modalities and methods help us at different times in the healing process. This is a beautiful thing. Journey’s Many Paths column shines a light on different approaches that people use to maintain lasting recovery without endorsing specific approaches or recovery programs. We ultimately leave it up to you, the reader, to decide what works best for you, while presenting you with multiple pathways to recovery.

Braided Services

Penobscot Nation’s Healing to Wellness Court weaves cultural connections into drug court program   Rhonda Decontie grew up tagging along with her father, Frank Decontie, an addiction recovery counselor, to …

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This Recovery Life – Melody Paul

Hello everyone! My name is Melody and I’m in recovery. I have been in recovery for twenty months. I honestly have to say that recovery and community has saved my …

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People Like Us – Bryan Page

Bryan Page’s battle with addiction took him down a well-worn path: when opioids got too expensive, he switched to heroin, and when heroin brought him to his knees, he called …

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Family Matters

Family members can be a critical support for people in recovery, and they can take what they learn in their families and become allies in the community. As recovery allies …

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Financial Recovery – Gauging Your Financial Health

Turn on the news and all you hear about is two things: Covid 19 and the economy. I’m no doctor, so you will never hear advice from me about your …

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This Recovery Life – Terry Brown

One unexpected aspect of my personal journey in recovery which has brought a series of pleasant surprises is the male bonding inherent in the process. When I first started going …

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On the Journey – John Campbell

What has surprised you the most about sober living? Well, I guess the thing that surprises me the most is that I am not bored. I was so afraid to …

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People Like Us – Brant Dadaleares

Brant Dadaleares doesn’t ask people he hires if they have a problem with alcohol and drugs. The owner of Gross Confection Bar in Portland’s Old Port offers a very specific …

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Recovery Allies

There are so many ways that yoga allies can support your recovery journey! I spoke with four yoga instructors who have experienced the transformative power of yoga and want to …

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Your Worth is Greater than your Net Worth

This is the final installment in a series about financial recovery Well folks, this is it. The final article in the financial recovery primer. This is when we talk about …

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