HEROES BLOG

A culmination of thought, advice, and personal experience from Heroes In Recovery Lead Advocates and Guests, who help bring our cause to light.

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Susanne Johnson

UPgrade Your Sobriety

June 21, 2017 by Susanne Johnson

Replacing one addiction with another is very common because we all want happiness in our life. Our brain is always searching for comfort. You are the one who has to determine if that way is a healthy one or not.

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Amy Cooper

Spread Your Sober Wings

June 15, 2017 by Amy Cooper

Each time I experience change, the transformation is amazing. When I enact new responses to defeat or judgement or negativity in my life, I am amazed. Change seems to get easier each time!

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Jamie Thompson

Learning to Tolerate Distress

June 9, 2017 by Jamie Thompson

I have learned the skill of “distress tolerance” through Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). The goal of the skill is to survive my crisis without making things worse and to no longer be a slave to my urges and intense emotions.

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Susanne Johnson

Circling the Drain of Alcoholism

April 30, 2017 by Susanne Johnson

I circled the drain for a long time. I was 42 years old when I finally found my way out. It was a last-minute rescue before my health conditions got so bad that the overwhelming fear of dying put that stopper into the drain and saved me. My poor health finally gave me the motivation to enter treatment.

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