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Travelogue 3

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Categories: Recovery Stories
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My name is Paul and I am making a documentary film about the joy of recovery.  I am five months into this project and I have driven from Washington State to work in California, New Mexico, Colorado and all the states in between.  My semi reliable Jeep has required major repairs twice but the interviews I have filmed and the spiritual insights I have gained are priceless.

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Shackles and Chains

Friday, December 8, 2017,
Categories: Recovery Stories
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I was driving to work the other day and I saw a vision of a slave with a neck shackle and or iron round.  He was a beautiful but appeared exhausted, in great agony and very sad.  There were other slaves around him, so many you could not see where they ended. These slaves were Black, Latino, Caucasian, Island Pacific Islanders, Older Adults, men, women and teens.  They were all speaking to me through the pain in their eyes and their tired and motionless bodies.  On their left ankle was another type of iron chain with a word branded in it, it read  “HELP.”

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Celebrating Full Recovery from Addiction PART TWO - An Interview with Mindfulness Author Scott Kiloby

Saturday, July 15, 2017,
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In part two of this interview, Scott Kiloby goes deeper into the...

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Odyssey

Saturday, July 15, 2017,
Categories: Recovery Stories
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The idea to produce a documentary about addiction as a spiritual disease came from a chance meeting...

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A New Covenant – Children of the Sun

Wednesday, December 14, 2016,
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We are born into this world as inheritors of the legacies of man. We are born of the Light of consciousness merged with the form of our Human body and each of us are a unique expression of the One that created us, God, The mystery, the Great Spirit, Life, flowing through us from the moment of conception until we release our physical form and return to source of all that is.

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A Look at Happy Sobriety

Sunday, January 11, 2015,
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Happiness is a state of well-being, contentment, joy, bliss, satisfaction and delight, as we are told by Merriam-Webster.

Well, that is completely out of the question when most of us think we will never laugh again. We have used up all the laughter and fun with our drinking and drugging. And, now that thats over, what's left for us is going to be a slow march to the grave. How possibly can we ever have any fun or laughter without our friend the bottle? Our friend the spoon? Our friend the needle, pipe, and or glass? This must be the end.

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World Peace Caravan

Friday, October 10, 2014,
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The journey toward peace in the Middle East has been a long, arduous, frustrating and unfruitful one. Recovering from old wounds appears impossible and centuries more of ongoing violence feels like a foregone conclusion.   Still, the heart cries for peace, hope, and recovery.

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Addressing the Complexities of Chronic Pain

Monday, June 2, 2014,
Categories: Recovery Stories
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As a specialist in pain medicine since the 1970s (Dr. Gagne) and a clinical psychologist treating chemical dependency and personality and mood disorders since 1980 (Dr. Weedn), we are amazed at how far pain treatment has come, even though it remains mired in its central conundrum: the tendency to oversimplify. Simply stated, too many practitioners see only what they are trained to treat.

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Transformed by Writing: A Light Journey

Monday, April 7, 2014,
Categories: Recovery Stories
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When you’re all alone in the dark you can either close your eyes and go to sleep or look for the light.

I entered the department store and tried my best to look like a real shopper. Something told me they were watching me. Maybe it was just my drug-induced paranoia, I told myself, half-convincingly. I picked up a pair of slacks, folding them neatly over my arm.

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Point of Return

Monday, September 16, 2013,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Recovery Stories
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Stories about recovery from alcoholism, drug addiction and impulse control disorders all seem to have a somewhat common theme.

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