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Doug’s Story

Hi, my name is Doug, and I am a person in recovery. This is my story. When I was 19, I got engaged, and shortly after she became pregnant. She broke off the engagement before the child was born and this absolutely crushed me. Over the next couple of months, out of anger and depression,…

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Father’s Day

There are a few dates that are engrained in my mind – friends and family members birthdays, my sober date, the day I got engaged, and Father’s Day 2015. It’s a bit ironic since I don’t remember much from that year, or the seven years prior.

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The Dreamer

Written By: Rich Clune When I was a young boy, I was a dreamer. I wanted to be an NHL hockey player, a doctor, a lawyer, an actor, a father, and finally – live in a castle. My imagination ran wild, and my parents – in particular my mother, Anne Marie – encouraged my brothers and…

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My name is Colleen and I’m a person living in long term recovery.

It wasn’t so much that I wanted to die as it was the idea that by ending my life, I would not have to endure any more of the thoughts and feelings I continued to experience at 20, 21, and 22. Events kept happening in my family and personal life; mom had cancer; I got…

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My name is Kathleen and I’m a person living in long term recovery.

My name is Kathleen and I’m a person living in long-term recovery. My story is not a particularly unusual one, though I always imagined myself a particularly dramatic and tragic character who was more beyond help than most. Now that I’m in recovery I’ve learned that the emotional agony I was living in was not…

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