From the August 2011 magazine.

August 2011: Brick by Brick

When his life exploded across the evening news, a solid foundation kept him sober

"Brick by brick, I was building a truly solid foundation upon which to set a completely new life."

Early recovery is a business.

“What?!” I hear you all saying. In recovery, we are about spirituality, personal relationships, service, self-discovery, and so much more. If you say this is not about money, you would be right ... yet not completely.

For me, early recovery was not a blazing light of epiphany, but a little spark followed by hard work and careful planning. I found this to be very similar to a business model for a new product: You start with an idea, create a working plan, get some good, outside consulting and build a company from the ground up. Rebuilding my...

-- Corey R.

West Liberty, Kentucky