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The Changes Through the Years

A member tells us about the different phases of her recovery

My journey begins in April, 1988 with a 30-day inpatient treatment for several life-threatening addictions. I am filled with denial.

Three months later, I enter treatment again, this time with my significant other. We both work hard at this sobriety thing and complete a six-week outpatient treatment. This time it makes much more sense to me. Both of us make lots of meetings.

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