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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Jamie Thompson

Mindfulness and My Recovery

April 28, 2017 by Jamie Thompson

Meditation is a mindfulness practice that helps me to stay in the moment, to experience the feelings, and to let them go. At first, I was able to meditate for about 10 seconds before my mind began to race. I thought I would never be able to do it. It is called a mindfulness “practice” because it takes just that, lots of practice. I started out with the goal of 3 minutes and slowly increased the time.

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Abby Foster

I Don’t Have a Problem…Do I?

April 24, 2017 by Abby Foster

If you find yourself questioning your drinking or use habits I encourage you to seek the counsel of a professional or a trusted friend, preferably not someone you drink with socially. Ask yourself, how does your drinking make you feel? Does it add to your life? Does it bring out the best in you? If it is not impacting your life in a positive way perhaps it may be time for a change?

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Bo Brown

Facing Obstacles in Recovery

April 20, 2017 by Bo Brown

We are all on a road to somewhere. It is important to know that each person is responsible for his or her own driving skills. That reality is difficult for anyone who cares about a person in active addiction or addiction recovery. Things can be more difficult when that person that is constantly veering off into the ditch is a family member or loved one.

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Margaret Phillips

Dear Addiction, Thank You!

April 13, 2017 by Margaret Phillips

The anger I held was toward others was an attempt to disguise the fact that I was actually disappointed with me. Anger was an easy emotion for me and one I felt totally comfortable with. When I was angry, it was another reason to engage in whatever self-destructive behavior popped into my head. And there were plenty!

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Bo Brown

What Addiction was Like for Me

April 6, 2017 by Bo Brown

Today, my life has changed. Gone are the days of isolation and self-defeat. I find purpose in the will to live life. Manipulation is no longer part of my life. I try to live an honest existence by living in the moment.

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