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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.

Give the Gift

A friend recently mentioned how she’d done a project with our mutual friend Amy Wood, an executive coach and author of Life Your Way. This woman said how much she …

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December 2019 From the Publisher

Finding gratitude is reason enough to celebrate I often wait until after all the Journey stories are written and the magazine is laid out and almost ready for the printer …

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Many Paths – Variety

About this column 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 …

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Bouncing Back Luckily, our brains are hardwired to be resilient

As we call for a shift from chronic disease management to a recovery oriented system of care, resiliency research lets us build a bridge that links prevention, treatment and recovery. …

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People Like Us – Sara

Sara Kraus of Harpswell is just finishing work at a local bank. She says she’s nervous about sharing her story – “but if it can help even one other person …

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Photography in the service of something larger

In the early days and weeks of recovery, when the heart is raw, relationships are shattered, deep fear about what happens next abounds and a future in wellness seems impossible, …

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Boots2Roots: On the front lines, ensuring success for returning vets

Boots2Roots Program Director Bill Bensen and Executive Director Jen Fuller Recovery is more than just not using substances; it’s also about building a stable life in all realms – career, …

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Having had enough, women go straight to the top for help

Maine’s Director of Opioid Response steps in to help get a recovery community center for Millinocket Gordon Smith was breezing past his desk one day this past spring when the …

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Is it selfish to love yourself? No way – it’s healthy!

When was the last time you celebrated yourself? Have you ever celebrated yourself? Wouldn’t that be egotistical? Isn’t that selfcentered? In a word … No! In fact, the opposite is …

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Get your giggle on to improve everything at Laughter Yoga

From left, Karen Morency, Marcia Jackson and Susan Fine practice Laughter Yoga at Falmouth Parks & Community. Neuroscientists know that laughter really is a great medicine. Sustained social laughter draws …

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