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Ruth Riddick

Partnering for Recovery

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Author: Ruth Riddick
Categories: Recovery
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As late summer sun slanted through the many windows of Barbara’s elegant seaside condo, Richard cued up another Shubert CD.  The afternoon stretched ahead.  We were content.  “This is what I sobered up for,” he said.  A decade later, Richard still plays honky-tonk piano and Barbara’s mezzo voice is yet coaxing our tears in lieder and show tunes.  And I, on days both good and bad, enjoy what Phil Valentine calls fulfillment in recovery.  “I’m living my right life,” I recently told a friend.  Turns out there’s life after addiction.  A life for me.  My life.  Who knew?  

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Are We Just Talking To Ourselves?

Wednesday, June 8, 2016,
Author: Ruth Riddick
Categories: Recovery
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“Try not to get caught up with the endless argument about whether alcoholism is a disease or a bad habit. If alcohol is a problem for you or your family, the difference doesn’t matter, and worrying about it will only delay or even prevent you from seeking the help you need. You can sort out the argument once you are in recovery.” ­

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