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Into the Heart of Addiction

This recovery blog was born from a desire to give back to the sober community through creating an open forum resource with recovery and addiction information, where people with loved ones struggling with addiction can help one another. By utilizing specific categories, Into the Heart of Addiction strives to create a user-friendly recovery blog where it’s easier to reach what you want to read instead of spending valuable time navigating through difficult terrain to get where you need to go.

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    Real Recovery Success Story Matt K For this week’s Real Recovery Sucess Story we had the opportunity to sit down with N

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Family

Family contains interviews/stories and addiction info that reveals the struggles, feelings and ways of dealing with loving a relative in recovery or still in active addiction. The goal of this section is to offer insight on recognizing the family disease of addiction and learning how to separate the addict from it with love and understanding.

Thought Provoking

Thought Provoking showcases New Life House and shares its thoughts on matters they have discovered while being in the recovery business for almost 30 years through 100% original content designed to get you thinking. Whether giving our opinion on local news involving a drug addict’s skirmish with the law, tackling the latest differences in drug treatment, trends in drug use, the benefits of drug testing or intervention, Into the Heart of Addiction writers supply you with original content on issues addiction blogs find interesting.

Addict Insight

Addict Insight contains interviews and stories directly from the mouths of youth in recovery. Here is where you will find what is going on in the mind and heart of young people who were addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, went through treatment and recovery, and are now living life one-day-at-a-time. They discuss their feelings, opinions, Alcoholics Anonymous, relationships in recovery and all the ingredients essential to living a happy and productive life.

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    Real Recovery Success Story: Matt K

    Real Recovery Success Story Matt K For this week’s Real Recovery Sucess Story we had the opportunity to sit down with N

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    Recovery Success Story: Brett M.

    Real Recovery Success Story Brett M. This week New Life House Alumni Brett M spent some time sharing with us how beautiful hi

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    Recovery Success Story: Mitch J.

    Real Recovery Success Story Mitch J. We sat down with New Life House Alumni Mitch J. for this week’s Real Recovery Succ

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New Life House enjoying the last days of summer with some fellowship and softball! 

Were going to miss the sunshine but were looking forward to the upcoming festivities!

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New Life House enjoying the last days of summer with some fellowship and softball!

We're going to miss the sunshine but we're looking forward to the upcoming festivities!

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Regaining our families is one of the greatest gifts of sobriety. Heres alumni Chad and his dad clowning around in Wisconsin.

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Regaining our families is one of the greatest gifts of sobriety. Here's alumni Chad and his dad clowning around in Wisconsin.

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Vera VurstaAmen! As a family member in recovery/ parent, I could certainly relate!

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Happy 3 years sober to Conner L!

These past three years have been a journey to say the least. As a result of getting sober my life has been transformed, before coming into New Life I had no hope for the future, no morals and no self esteem. Today my life is beautiful and Im forever grateful for my family, New Life and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.

#newlifehouse #realrecovery

Happy 3 years sober to Conner L!

"These past three years have been a journey to say the least. As a result of getting sober my life has been transformed, before coming into New Life I had no hope for the future, no morals and no self esteem. Today my life is beautiful and I'm forever grateful for my family, New Life and the program of Alcoholics Anonymous."

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Laura BraswellGreat job! Your life will only get better. Bless you and your family. Stay strong.

5 days ago   ·  1
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Lori Page EsbornSomething to be very proud of! Congrats and stay strong !

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Donna Clark CrockerCongrats young man!!! God bless you!!

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Barbarette JenkinsCongrats be proud stay strong

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Rosie RomanBlessings Conner :)

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Celia PortillaCongratulations the smile on Mom says how thankfull she is that you are ok

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Lisa SchombertAwesome!

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Michele Baker HagstromCongrats Conner.

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Congrats to Dakota, Landon and Justin! They just signed the lease to their new apartment. We couldnt be more excited for you guys!

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Congrats to Dakota, Landon and Justin! They just signed the lease to their new apartment. We couldn't be more excited for you guys!

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Karen Ann BeaumontRemember make your beds, keep the cap on your toothpaste & don't leave dishes in the sink. But most important keep your friendship & keep each other honest.

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Lynn FeldnerVery excited for the 3 of you!!! A great apartment and so much to look forward to as you move forward in your journey.

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Wendi KnoxI've got a really good feeling about you three guys. And the very cool place you found. Let the New LIfe begin <3

5 days ago   ·  1
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Koni McGrew WhisenantCongrats guys!! A new journey. That's so exciting!!

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Brett GarciaNice job guys! The world is your oyster

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Darsi Mason WishnackCongratulations! Hard work has paid off!!

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Stacey WestCongrats guys! So proud of you!!!

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Michele Baker HagstromCongrats guys.

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Marlene Rodriguez KatriadakisCongratulations

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Mary Newgard HarrisSo proud of all of you!

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Joe GoodmanAwesome !!!

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Cherie Cole🙏😊

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Wishing Basel a VERY happy 5 years sober! 

The last five years have been a blessing. Getting sober at twenty years old, I had many reservations and doubts about sobriety and all that it could offer. It turned out to be better than I expected. I feel like I grew up in New Life House. There, I gained all the tools I need in life to be happy and successful. Today, I have amazing relationships and a purpose in life. Ive found peace of mind and Im proud of who Ive become. Ive continued moving forward in life, and today Im in Graduate school chasing my dreams. Thanks to New Life House, my family and loved ones, theres nothing more I could ask for.  

#newlifehouse #realrecovery #purpose

Wishing Basel a VERY happy 5 years sober!

"The last five years have been a blessing. Getting sober at twenty years old, I had many reservations and doubts about sobriety and all that it could offer. It turned out to be better than I expected. I feel like I grew up in New Life House. There, I gained all the tools I need in life to be happy and successful. Today, I have amazing relationships and a purpose in life. I've found peace of mind and I'm proud of who I've become. I've continued moving forward in life, and today I'm in Graduate school chasing my dreams. Thanks to New Life House, my family and loved ones, there's nothing more I could ask for."

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Jeannie Lynn Peters-PesnerCongrats to u my friend!!! You are an amazing man with such a bright future ahead. Thanks for all u do for others that r struggling with addiction as you are an inspiration to so many people.

1 week ago   ·  1
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Rosie RomanDon't look back! May God continue to give you the strength to continue your sober life.

1 week ago   ·  1
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Marlene Rodriguez KatriadakisI am so grateful to have you in our life's !!!! We love you Basiel so very proud of you

1 week ago   ·  1
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Babs FletcherCongratulations to you Basel!!

1 week ago   ·  2
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Lori ChamberlainWow! Such a model for others! Congrats!!

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Michelle JonesAwesome Basel!!! Congratulations!!!

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Koni McGrew WhisenantCongrats Basel!! 👍🏼❤️💪🏼

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Mary Newgard HarrisCongrats to a fine young man!

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Darsi Mason WishnackCongratulations!

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Aida ShadfanHappy birthday!!! So proud of you ❤️❤️

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Susan DohrenCongratulations

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Danny KoleCongrats Basel!!

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Sumer HaseninGreat achievements Basel and great job in being persistent pursuing your dreams! Before you know it grad school would be over. I love you habeeby😘😘

1 week ago   ·  1
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Julio Sanchezhappy 5!

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Michele Baker HagstromCongrats. Keep it going!

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Congratulations on your 9 years sober Jesse!!

Ive been able to experience a lot of growth this year. Though it isnt always easy, some of the most challenging times in my recovery prove to be the most beneficial. Today my life is filed with opportunity and purpose. Im very lucky to have the support of my friends, family, new life and the AA community.

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Congratulations on your 9 years sober Jesse!!

"I've been able to experience a lot of growth this year. Though it isn't always easy, some of the most challenging times in my recovery prove to be the most beneficial. Today my life is filed with opportunity and purpose. I'm very lucky to have the support of my friends, family, new life and the AA community."

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Karen Ann BeaumontI am so happy for you Jesse, 9 years is just so wonderful & to see where you are today is amazing. I've heard it said that it's in the valleys were we grow, if we are always on the mountain top we would begin to think we don't need anyone, even God. Take care & God bless

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Jeff ShriverHappy Birthday Jesse. The best is yet to come.

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Debbie House BaconYou look great Jesse! So proud of you!!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Christy Akers BrewsterLove you more Jesse!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Cole ShiellyJesse!

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Deana WindhamWay to go Jesse you look great.

1 week ago   ·  1
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Tammy Coots GoetzSo happy for you Jesse !

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Marlene Rodriguez KatriadakisCongratulations

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Ingrid TanabeHappy Birthday Jesse!

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Brenda Akers WindhamWoohoo! So proud of you!!!! Can't wait to celebrate!! Love you!!!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Judy Hill PhilipsJesse you look great!

1 week ago
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Debbie Sharkey Carterhow fun!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Susan DohrenLooks like fun

2 weeks ago
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Family Denial
How Denial Prevents Recovery
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Koni McGrew WhisenantThat was me!! A mom in denial. My son is recovering and getting the help he needed for several years! We owe it to New Life House!! Thank you ALL so much!! ❤️

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Marie MayfieldWhen people started ratting my son out I became the queen of denial! When I saw my son dwindle to almost nothing it became a matter if life and death! He is living a new life now! It was a different recovery home but healing is taking place!

1 week ago   ·  1
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Mary Newgard HarrisAnother great video! Keep up the good work!

2 weeks ago   ·  1
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Darsi Mason WishnackAwesome, as usual!

2 weeks ago   ·  2
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Cherie ColeTruth

2 weeks ago   ·  2
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Linda SimpsonBeautiful!

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