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Stories of Recovery: Darryl Strawberry

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 10, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Throughout his 17-year career in the 1980s and 1990s, baseball legend Darryl Strawberry won Rookie of the Year, was an eight-time All-Star and finished in the top ten in Most Valuable Player voting four times. Strawberry is a four-time World Series champion and was inducted into the New York Mets Hall of Fame.

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Stories of Recovery: Elton John

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Dec 5, 2018 3:00:00 PM
 

Sir Elton John is one of the most famous and influential artists over the past few decades. During his career, the singer and pianist has released 30 albums as well as four live albums, 3 EPs, and 7 movie soundtracks. Since his first tour in 1970, Elton John has played over 4000 performances in more than 80 countries. Throughout his life, the artist has sold over 300 million records.

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101 Inspiring Recovery Quotes

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Dec 4, 2018 3:00:00 PM

 

Addiction recovery quotes can give you the strength to persevere through the darkest stages of addiction. While attending meetings, going to individual and group therapy, and enrolling in an inpatient recovery facility are useful steps for getting sober, maintaining motivation is the most important part of your recovery journey. It's all about the mindset. Get inspired by these 101 Addiction Recovery Quotes.

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5 More Recovery Songs About Addiction

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 28, 2018 3:00:00 PM

 

Facing your addiction can be a hard thing to do, and during treatment it may feel like you are going through your path to recovery alone. However, understanding that there are many before you and with you currently who have felt similar can be helpful. Music can be a form of therapy as it can help you reflect on your own life through someone else’s art. Many famous musicians have gone through their own problems with substance abuse and a lot of them write about their experiences.

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Stories of Recovery: Trent Reznor

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 27, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

Throughout his musical career, Nine Inch Nails founder and leader, Trent Reznor, has seen his fair share of ups and downs. Reznor has released nine albums under the Nine Inch Nails monniker, won two Grammy awards, and has even scored a number of movies including The Social Network which he won a Golden Globe and Academy Award for. Despite the success that he has seen over the past thirty years, Reznor had to go through hell and face him demons to become comfortable with himself and the fame he has received.

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Stories of Recovery: Daniel Radcliffe

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 20, 2018 3:00:00 PM
 

Most people don’t picture an alcoholic when they think of Harry Potter, but that’s exactly what was hidden beneath the surface for Daniel Radcliffe, star of one of the most successful fantasy franchises of all time. Daniel Radcliffe’s experience as a young child star and wildly successful actor exposed him to a lifestyle that could have easily left him wrecked, but thanks to his efforts to become sober, he’s been able to maintain a positive public image and beloved fan base that follow him devoutly.

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Stories Of Recovery: Steve-O

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Nov 16, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

In many ways, one of the stars and fan-favorites of the MTV show and movie series, Jackass, Steve-O, is lucky to be alive. From lighting himself on fire to piercing his body using a BB gun to swallowing and puking up a live goldfish, Steve-O has done just about everything to his body. Not only famous for his ridiculous stunts that he went through for his TV series, Steve-O was also well-known for his highly-publicized substance abuse issues that landed him in a psych ward and multiple rehab facilities to help him get past his drug addiction.

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Stories of Recovery: John Goodman

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Nov 7, 2018 8:00:00 AM
 

Alcohol is alcohol. I’m an alcoholic. I would drink no matter what. That’s just part of being an alcoholic – you find any excuse. For some reason, I just denied what I was doing to myself. It’s a miracle anyone would hire me at all, looking at me. I looked like a walking heart attack.”

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Learning The Power Of Forgiveness In Recovery

Posted by Jackson Bentley on Oct 29, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

“Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.”  - Paul Boese

 

Forgiveness is difficult. For those of us who love an addict, it can seem like we’re always forgiving them for past indiscretions with no end in sight. And for those who are addicts, the feelings of self-loathing and shame feel like impossible obstacles to overcome, hence why it becomes easier to continue using.

 

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Stories Of Recovery: Stephen King

Posted by Joe Gilmore on Oct 25, 2018 8:00:00 AM

 

“Drugs entered the picture in about ’78, around the same time that I realized that I was out of control with drinking. Well, I thought I was in control, but in reality I wasn’t.”

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