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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.

Recovery Allies

For many people, the recovery journey includes a deepening conviction and dedication to what is holy, and for some this path includes Christian worship. I spoke recently with three pastors …

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Credit Card Debt

Hello, readers! Welcome back to the second article in this series about your financial health and wellness. Last time we talked all about credit scores. We covered what a credit …

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Recovery Allies

Police departments across the state are on the front lines of addressing Maine’s addiction crisis. The opioid epidemic has been front and center for law enforcement for many years, and …

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This Recovery Life – 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 …

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This Recovery Life – Sarah Siegel

I grew up on a tiny island called Cliff, off the coast of Portland in Casco Bay. A great deal of my childhood was steeped in the magnificent beauty that …

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On The Journey

What has surprised you the most about sober living? I was surprised that I can genuinely love myself and live a life where I don’t make decisions for myself based …

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People Like Us Live Like This

Lisa Silverman finds lasting healing through holistic practices and shows others the eclectic path recovery can take. With her unique sense of style and radiant personality, Lisa Silverman has been …

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H.O.P.E.: Finding meaning, value and purpose

Dr. Ken Hamilton, founder of H.O.P.E. (Healing of Persons Exceptional) Groups, was fascinated by health and healing from the time he was a young Maine boy. His experiences set him …

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Community acupuncture works because wellness starts with ‘we’

They say there’s “strength in numbers,” and in acupuncture, it’s not the number of needles used that necessarily provides strength – it’s the vast number of health issues it can …

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Rotarians can make a big impact on addiction crisis

If you want to know how to bring people together and create connections, just ask a Rotarian. “Rotary brings people from the community together every week. I can’t think of …

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