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October 31, 2013 by Heroes In Recovery

This is the same prayer millions of people battling an addiction say every day. Most of the time this prayer will be prayed, and, once the negative consequences have passed, the old behaviors will resurface. The prayer is often sincere for a time, but it wears off.

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Doubt Your Doubts and Believe

August 29, 2013 by Heroes In Recovery

I encourage anyone that struggles with doubts over whether or not he can actually turn from his current ways to doubt your doubts and believe that you can. Your belief doesn’t have to be that you will be magically restored overnight or that you will never have a desire to use again. Just have a belief that change is possible. A wise man once said, “Self-confidence is the key to all of life’s successes,” and self-confidence is not possible without believing in yourself.

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June 27, 2013 by Heroes In Recovery

A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of listening to a great speaker give a presentation.  Her presentation was excellent and had many insightful points, but one point stuck out to me.  She talked about the progression of her addiction and how it changed her.

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June 3, 2013 by Heroes In Recovery

There are many ways a person can find healing in dealing with his underlying issues. Some of these involve seeing a psychiatrist, employing various types of therapy, working a 12-step program or finding alternate ways of dealing with the underlying issues.

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_____ Killed the Cat

May 1, 2013 by Heroes In Recovery

Curiosity killed the cat. I’m sure everyone has heard this proverb before. It might be a little unclear as to how the saying originated, but the meaning of the saying is pretty straightforward. Unneeded research or investigation is what killed our furry, feline friend. Research or investigation into what, you ask? It could be anything. I decided to examine this proverb by assigning some real life issues to the situation.

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April 10, 2013 by Heroes In Recovery

As I think about freedom as it relates to addiction and recovery, I think back to what life was like before I got into recovery. I remember that I knew I NEEDED to quit drinking. The problem was that I didn’t WANT to quit drinking. I wanted to want to quit. There was a big gap between what I wanted myself to want and what I wanted in reality.

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