Giving Up the Drink Or: Why I Had to Give Up on Booze

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Alex Steed explains how his love relationship with alcohol soured, and how he and booze finally—and recently—broke up.

How to Cope on Your Own

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Sarafina Bianco asks if it’s okay to grieve the loss of your therapist as if he or she were your friend.

The Light at the End of the Tunnel: Nick Geddes’ Long Road to Recovery

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In April of 2011 while racing the Sea Otter Classic in California, I had an unexpected crash during the Dual Slalom finals that ended up changing my life.

How I Became a Cocaine Addict

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Cocaine temporarily solved a big problem for Brian Cuban. But it created even bigger ones. Now in recovery, he recounts his journey into addiction.

The Mended Heart

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Losing his father at age nine fractured Thomas Fiffer’s heart, but he found his way back to wholeness.

Reusing Pain

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Author and survivor Cecil Murphey is reusing pain to help others.

My Journey to a Genesis: Why I Created a Mobile Tool That Helps All Dads With Custody

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Losing custody of his children lead Jon Vaughn to a downward spinning spiral, but here’s how he found a way to pick himself back up.

Into the Light: On Men and Shame

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GMP is having a site-wide conversation about men and shame. Read the stories here and consider sharing one of your own.

Fighting Borderline Personality Disorder: A Boxer’s Remarkable Story of Recovery

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Boxer Amanda Wang went toe-to-toe with borderline personality disorder and dealt her disease a knockout blow.

The Infinitely Desirable Woman with the Fractured Soul

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John McElhenney realizes that his immediate attraction to women who are somehow broken relates to a sister who he couldn’t save.

Economists Agree the Stimulus Improved the Economy. Surprised?

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After years of political and economic doom and gloom, should we celebrate good economic news and keep moving our country forward?

Addiction and Recovery are a Crap Shoot

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One alcoholic can rise above addiction while his friend continues to stumble through recovery.

Desirous of Everything at the Same Time: An Addict finds a Relationship and Recovery on the Road

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Marcel Michael Deer backpacked across Australia with a battered copy of Kerouac’s On the Road and a full-fledged drug addiction. He found an imperfect road to a relationship and recovery.

On Healing: Break Down Your Walls

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It still amazes Randy Ellison how much strength and peace can come from letting go.

Mending Fences: On Restoring Boundaries After Abuse

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It can be difficult to maintain safe boundaries while on the path of healing. Here are a few insights from Peter Pollard of 1in6.org.

On Women Married to Men Who Were Molested

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Cecil Murphey offers some powerful insights into how women cope with the ways in which the men they love cope.