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Rehab, Please….!

By Amara Magomola… I was born in Pretoria, South Africa in 1974, before moving to the United States in 1976. I went to several different schools during my primary to high school years. The majority of my schooling came from the American Education System. I did not do well in the South African education system […] (Read the rest.)

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Finding Comfort In Feeling Different

By Ben… I grew up in a nice town in South Florida and was lucky enough to have both of my parent’s support throughout my life. They gave me everything I could possibly need in my childhood and every opportunity to succeed. I was a good student and really had plans for my future I […] (Read the rest.)

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From Powerless to Empowered

By Jeremy Brainard… I have, for lack of a better term, “mixed” feelings regarding my experience with 12-step culture and am just now coming to terms with the good that that experience did me. My foray into the 12-step world was admittedly somewhat brief, but I feel it served a purpose for a very specific […] (Read the rest.)

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A Young Man’s Journey Through Addiction

By Jack Agatston… I’m only 22 years old. I’m constantly reminded of that whenever I talk to people about my past struggles with drug addiction. In treatment centers and 12 step meetings people tell me “you’re so young I wish I would have gotten sober at your age, but there is no way I could’ve […] (Read the rest.)

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The Trauma that Shackled Me also Liberated Me

By Tricia Moceo… Trauma has had its greatest influence on some of my earliest memories. I was born to an addicted mother and shipped off to Florida when my father divorced her. I was 5 when I was molested. I was 7 when my confessions were completely ignored and swept under the rug. Looking back, […] (Read the rest.)

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