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The Problem is Addiction

The Answer is Recovery

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"We found we were addicted to drugs and alcohol and that our lives were spinning wildly out of control."

"No matter how hard we tried we could not stop. 

Some days we wanted passionately to quit and some days we just didn't care."

"We reached a point where we could no longer use and live.  t was either quit or die, and then something happened."

"We found recovery."

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TIPS FOR THE NEWCOMER

provides the answers for the beginner’s questions.  Am I an alcoholic or an addict?  What is denial and what makes you think I got it?  How do I get started?    What is stinking thinking?  

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THE  DISEASE

 is  chronic, relapsing, and fatal.  I crossed an invisible line that separates the user from the addict.  Once over that line, I can never go back.  I am powerless in the face of my CRAVING and the ALLERGY, and they will never leave me.

SPIRITUAL RECOVERY

 was a tough idea for me to wrap my head around.  What is spirituality and what does it have to do with my drinking?  How do I pray when I don’t believe in God?   If I do all this stuff will I get my old life back? 

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RELAPSE 

 is not an event but a process that begins long before I pick up that drug or drink again.  I must know what triggers my craving and learn to recognize the signs that I am getting into trouble.  And if I relapse, what should I do?

LIN’s RECOVERY BLOG

where I share my experience, strength, and hope.  It includes personal insights into the disease of addiction and the process of recovery.  You will find current topics on our disease and a few personal stories.

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SPIRITUAL RECOVERY FROM ADDICTION

 is the book on which this web site if based.   It is a collection of stories and lessons drawn from eight months I spent in rehab with a group of impaired physicians, and the twenty years since. 

Text and original photos copyright 2017-2020 by Linville M. Meadows