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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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But… 12-step Recovery Doesn’t Work for Me

February 25, 2017 by Abby Foster

If you have found your path—congratulations! I encourage you to remain open-minded and supportive of those who choose another way. Remain open to the idea that there is more than just one “right” way. For those of you that may still be searching, I encourage you to never give up, but find what works for you.

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Overcoming Being Overwhelmed

January 31, 2017 by Abby Foster

Once sustaining my abstinence in recovery I realized once again I was experiencing feelings of being overwhelmed. I knew I needed some new strategies. As part of my recovery, I had to learn how to experience the feelings and stop running from them.

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Is Self-Care Self-Centered?

December 22, 2016 by Abby Foster

Self-care is not the same as self-centeredness. Making efforts to nurture ourselves is essential and a part of the healing process from all the years of practiced self-neglect and self-abuse. We are worthy and deserve to be loved especially by ourselves.

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Why Be a Recovery Advocate?

November 29, 2016 by Abby Foster

In active addiction I hid behind masks and secrets. Being an advocate, choosing to not be anonymous about my recovery allows me to be my authentic self without shame or secrecy. I spent many years avoiding recovery because I did not want to be “one of those people”.

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