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    The Phone Call That Saved My Life

    September 6, 2017

    By Crossroads. By Jody My 14-year-old daughter screamed at me on my birthday this year. It was probably the best birthday present I’ve ever had. Because it saved my life. Let me explain . . . I was a serious drug addict for a long time. A high…


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    Traveling the Straight and Narrow

    August 8, 2017

    By Crossroads. By: Mary R., Crossroads Recovery Blogger One of many blessings in my recovery journey has been learning to travel sober all over again. What a great feeling to fully take in the experience of new places, people, sights, and tastes — and to actually remember them!…


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    “I Lied About Everything, All the Time”

    July 5, 2017

    By Crossroads. By. Mary R., Crossroads Volunteer Recovery Blogger When I was deep into my alcoholism, lying became a way of life. And not just lying about Big Things. I’d lie about even the littlest things, for no reason whatsoever. Lying had become just as bad of a…


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    H.A.L.T.-ing My Way to Sobriety

    June 5, 2017

    By Crossroads. By Mary R.,  Crossroads Volunteer Recovery Blogger If you hang around the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous long enough, you’ll hear conversations sprinkled with easy-to-remember acronyms. H.O.W. stands for Honesty, Openness and Willingness. G.O.D., for Good Orderly Direction. And K.I.S.S., for Keep It Simple Stupid. The acronyms…


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    The Paradox of Loneliness in Addiction

    March 5, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. Mary R., Crossroads Volunteer Recovery Blogger Addicts are lonely…and don’t even know it. As a recovering alcoholic, having just celebrated four continuous years of sobriety (a MIRACLE in itself, after a 40-year drinking career), I would like to tell you that my disease took me into…


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    Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Recovery is a family affair

    January 31, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. "The alcoholic is like a tornado roaring his way through the lives of others. Hearts are broken. Sweet relationships are dead. Affections have been uprooted. Selfish and inconsiderate habits have kept the home in turmoil. We feel a man is unthinking when he says that sobriety…


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    Mucinex Stolen from Lee County Drugstores

    January 25, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. Dextromethorphan use is a growing problem among teens, who are consuming large amounts of cough medicine in order to get high off the drug. After the passing of a new Florida law prohibiting the sale of cough medicine to anyone under 18 earlier this month, thousands…


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    Thinking About Making a New Year’s Resolution? – You Might Want to Think Again!

    January 17, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. Mary R., DLC Volunteer Recovery Blogger Resolutions didn’t work for me.  Not on New Year’s, not ever. “I woke up in the middle of the night and threw all the [fill in substance of choice] down the drain.  I swore I was done.  But by [fill…


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    Teen Dextromethorphan Abuse: New Florida Law Passed

    January 6, 2017

    By naples-crossroads. Did you know a new law has passed in Florida that prohibits the sale of over-the-counter cough medicine to underage teens? Cough medicine is a type of medication that is typically used to suppress/soothe cold symptoms. Cough medicine is easily accessible in a wide variety of…


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    STAYING SOBER THROUGH THE HOLIDAYS; Tiptoeing through the minefields of euphoric recall, stress and temptation

    December 16, 2016

    By MARY ANN GUERRA. I remember that Christmas.  I had a bit of sobriety under my belt and headed off to spend the holidays with my family….Big Book in hand; sponsor’s number in my cell; a plan for daily meetings.  All was going pretty well, until the Christmas Eve meal. …


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