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Issue #9 Publishers Letter

Issue #9 Publishers Letter

It doesn’t seem nearly enough to say “Black Lives Matter.” Not nearly enough compassion, effort, or energy can go into those three words that communicate the extent to which humanity is waking up to the fact that we as a society need a paradigm shift-systemically....
Growing recovery strong communities in Maine

Growing recovery strong communities in Maine

Getting through these times together Recovery community centers are formed by people in recovery, for people in recovery. We build community by sharing our stories and listening to the stories of others. When we are in community, we are home. We are with our people....
Courtney Allen

Courtney Allen

Courtney Allen remembers the first time she saw the color green. She was 22 years old, a mother of two, and just a few months in recovery. She turned towards one of her oldest friends and said, “Have the trees always been this green?” Courtney’s color-blindness set in...
Letting go of holding on

Letting go of holding on

Grief and Recovery during the COVID-19 pandemic The COVID pandemic has resulted in a great deal of loss worldwide and as a result, many people are experiencing grief as a result. People in recovery from addiction are familiar with the grieving process, because healing...
No Strangers

No Strangers

In the midst of strange times, we can maintain and even enrich our relation to each other The other day, during a virtual gathering, we were discussing the challenges of staying connected in these strange times. My friend Jody exclaimed, “We may be living in strange...