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  • 9
    Apr
    Positive Peer Community In Addiction Treatment
    Posted by Blueprints for Recovery

    A resident’s experience participating in a positive peer community: “During my teenage and early adult years, I was part of the “wrong group”. Drugs and alcohol were the foundation of my friendships. Throughout my time using, there were many attempts by myself or different friends at finding recovery. Unfortunately, I would start spending my free […]

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  • 29
    Mar
    Finding My Higher Power On Granite Mountain
    Posted by Blueprints for Recovery

    It was 5:15 am Wednesday morning and time to hit the trails. My sponsor, Rodney, came over the night before and spent the night. Out hiking bags were packed and ready to go. Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, nuts, water and the step work I completed earlier in the week. On the ride there, we […]

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  • 12
    Feb
    Music in a Young Adult Drug Treatment Program
    Posted by Blueprints for Recovery

    I can remember picking up a guitar for the first when I was about 5 years old. Almost my whole family played either the guitar or the piano. When I was five my hands weren’t big enough to play but I would sit there and try to play, picking an odd note here and there.

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  • 6
    Feb
    Why Do I Need Al-Anon?
    Posted by Blueprints for Recovery

    I was having a conversation with the parents of young adult who recently entered a long term drug rehab. The family told me about their fears and hopes for their son. Than they told me that one of the counselors told them they should participate in Al-anon or Nar-anon or to find a support group for themselves. The parents did not understand why they needed to get support and do “spiritual” work. They expressed and overall feeling […]

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