I’m Going to Be Okay: Finding the Confidence to Open Up

My initial burst into SAA (Sex Addicts Anonymous) came rather dramatically, as I tend to think many people’s entrances into 12-step groups tends to be. Although I felt at home from the start, it was a bit of a culture shock. My issue is pornography, but in SAA groups pornography is par for the course.…

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Interview with Our Sunday Visitor

Scott Weeman’s trouble with alcohol began as a junior in high school. In college, this habit became destructive. He started drinking and doing drugs every day. He lost his college scholarship and was forced to return home. After treatment when he was 21, he fell in love with a girl and stayed sober for eight…

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Interview on Mater Dei Radio

Catholic in Recovery Advocate Evelyn Brush was interviewed on Mater Dei Radio based in Portland, OR. In this interview Evelyn discusses the new meeting being held at Our Lady of Sorrows parish in Portland, and the power of uniting the 12 Step Process with the 7 Sacraments. Listen Here

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Digging out of a Deep Hole

I have had a long love/hate relationship with school. It has been both a rose and a thorn in my life, getting much more complicated when my addiction to alcohol, drugs, and other attachments ran rampant upon starting my freshman year of college. Growing up, I typically did well in school. However, as courses required…

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Recognizing the Lord in His Purest Form

This Sunday, the Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord. This experience, as witnessed by Peter, James, and John, took place on a mountain top. High elevation often suggests that a spiritual experience is to take place. In this week’s Gospel reading (Mt 17:1-9), we hear: “Jesus took Peter, James, and…

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A Glimpse into Another Dimension

I’m a pretty sensitive guy. When I get choked up at weddings or during special moments, it comes to no surprise to my wife, friends, or family members there to witness it. However, I have lately found myself getting even more emotional than usual. Just the other day, while driving with my wife, Jacqueline, a…

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Finding and Keeping God’s Treasure

“Half-measures avail us nothing,” are words spoken in Twelve-Step recovery that are meant to reveal the importance of keeping our recovery efforts on the front of our minds and actions. This day-at-a-time commitment to discovering a new way of life and maintaining it is no different than the converted Christian who is now armed with…

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