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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.

  • Signs of Addiction
    Tell Tale Signs of Addiction

    The other day someone approached me, and asked me what to do with their teenage son who is struggling with addiction. He aske

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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.

  • Signs of Addiction
    Tell Tale Signs of Addiction

    The other day someone approached me, and asked me what to do with their teenage son who is struggling with addiction. He aske

  • Grattitude
    Gratitude – Not Just During the Holidays

    The holiday season is a time to cherish family, revel in gratitude, and give thanks. It’s truly a wonderful time of year, and

  • Health in Sobriety
    Exercise and Healthy Habits in Recovery

    For years, we abused not just our friends and families, but also ourselves in our addiction. Years of mental and physical abu

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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Alumni Nick S. is celebrating 3 years of sobriety!

3 years of sobriety is quite a miracle. Thankfully, I was desperate enough to ask for help for the first time in my 7th rehab facility. This milestone is a clear reminder that God is constantly doing for me what I cant do for myself. I want to thank God first and foremost, my family, New Life House, and all of the amazing people who have played a part in my journey thus far. Life has been full of adversity, lessons, love, and growing pains in these past 3 years. But the experience of life itself, has been the greatest gift.

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Alumni Nick S. is celebrating 3 years of sobriety!

"3 years of sobriety is quite a miracle. Thankfully, I was desperate enough to ask for help for the first time in my 7th rehab facility. This milestone is a clear reminder that God is constantly doing for me what I can't do for myself. I want to thank God first and foremost, my family, New Life House, and all of the amazing people who have played a part in my journey thus far. Life has been full of adversity, lessons, love, and growing pains in these past 3 years. But the experience of life itself, has been the greatest gift."

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Carole Castro ShirreffsSo proud of you beyond words. May God continue to bless you through this amazing journey with more years filled with love and peace 💓

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Carolyn RovnerSo happy for Nick! We know you're going to succeed in whatever you do...enjoy your life!❤️

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Lori AndersonCongratulations Nick, we wish you all the best in life!

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Donna Clark CrockerPraise God!! Congratulations young man!!!

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Carol ChampagneCongratulations...What a gift!!

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Judith Annetta Howe SmithAin't it great? Proud grandparents!

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Nancy CarrascoCongrats that's awesome!

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Ann McKenna CroydonCongratulations!

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Ikuko BradleyCongratulations!

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Sue MowryCongratulations!

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Marlene Rodriguez KatriadakisCongratulations Nick

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Linda HofschulteWonderful !!!

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Nancy JonesKudos to you!

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Sarah BrewsterCongrats Nick!!

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Carol Sobel KoleCongrats Nick!

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Koni McGrew WhisenantCongrats!!! 👍🏼

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Sam GuarinCongratulations Nick. Keep up the good work.....For You. May your higher power continue to be your guide as he is mine. With him All things are. possible......I can relate. Best of love and life to you brother. Proud of you Nick.

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Teresa GlampVery proud of you Nick. From Terrie, Stefan and Gabe Glamp!

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New Life staff Sebastian and Ryan enjoyed our annual Thanksgiving with all our New Life families!

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New Life staff Sebastian and Ryan enjoyed our annual Thanksgiving with all our New Life families!

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Brett GarciaI think it was one of the best thanksgivings we have ever had. Thanks so much guys for making Thanksgiving extra special. #CowboysbeattheRedskins

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Kay PhillipsThanks for the best Thanksgiving!

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New Life House alumni Chad C. is celebrating 1 year sober!

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.

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New Life House alumni Chad C. is celebrating 1 year sober!

"Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings."

William Arthur Ward

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Ikuko BradleyWonderful!

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New Life House alumni Dustin F. is celebrating 3 years of sobriety!

3 years ago I was living a miserable existence! New Life helped me turn it all around and see everything differently. Finally I feel Im on the right path in life! I want to thank my family! But also everyone who has helped me along the way, the guys and New Life House! I am grateful and blessed! Thank you!

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New Life House alumni Dustin F. is celebrating 3 years of sobriety!

3 years ago I was living a miserable existence! New Life helped me turn it all around and see everything differently. Finally I feel I'm on the right path in life! I want to thank my family! But also everyone who has helped me along the way, the guys and New Life House! I am grateful and blessed! Thank you!

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Antoinette KilianCongrats Dustin that is a great accomplishment you should be very proud of this !!! May you have many many years of this happiness in your life!!! God Bless

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Terra Forshey NelsonWay to go Dustin, so proud of you!! 😍

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at New Life House!

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Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at New Life House!

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Kay PhillipsThank you for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration today. New Life is a blessing for our son and our family.

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Kris DuryeaOn our way! Can't wait!

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Darsi Mason WishnackSo thankful for New Life House!

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New Life Alumni Jeremy L. is celebrating 7 years of recovery!

7 years ago I stumbled into New Life with no direction, purpose, or light at the end of the tunnel. I was finally willing to take some suggestion. Through the process outlined for me, and the friends Ive made along the way, I have found my passion for life again. I couldnt be more grateful.

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New Life Alumni Jeremy L. is celebrating 7 years of recovery!

"7 years ago I stumbled into New Life with no direction, purpose, or light at the end of the tunnel. I was finally willing to take some suggestion. Through the process outlined for me, and the friends I've made along the way, I have found my passion for life again. I couldn't be more grateful."

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Karen Ann BeaumontWow 7 years! So very happy for you & so glad you became willing also that you continue to be willing each and every day. I pray that God continues to guide your path. Take care & God bless.

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Carol ChampagneIt is so wonderful when you see life through that different lens...7 years is amazing. Congratulations.

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Ikuko BradleyCongratulations! Live the life you've always imagined!

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Lori ChamberlainWhat a beautiful picture of the freedom of recovery.

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Leslie Mann KelleyCongratulations, beautiful picture!

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Jeff ShriverWay to go the best is yet to come.

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Marlene Rodriguez KatriadakisCongratulations wow keep it going

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Angela AyersSo proud of you Jeremy. You are an inspiration. Keep up the hard work and commitment.

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New Life Alumni Chase M. is celebrating 5 years sober!

I am beyond blessed to be sober today. Thanks New Life House for giving me a solid foundation to build on, a community, and also a place to be of service to. I find it so amazing how in this program we get to grow at our own pace and experience the joys of life day by day. Youre exactly where youre supposed to be. Enjoy the journey and keep it simple. Much love.

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New Life Alumni Chase M. is celebrating 5 years sober!

"I am beyond blessed to be sober today. Thanks New Life House for giving me a solid foundation to build on, a community, and also a place to be of service to. I find it so amazing how in this program we get to grow at our own pace and experience the joys of life day by day. You're exactly where you're supposed to be. Enjoy the journey and keep it simple. Much love."

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Susan DohrenA great achievement

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Brett GarciaThat's what I'm saying! Living the dream

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Karen Ann BeaumontSo happy for you! 5 years is a very big accomplishment. Taking it one day at a time & remembering we are right where we need to be is always important . Take care & God bless!

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Lori ChamberlainGosh, another beautiful picture of the freedom of recovery.

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Carol ChampagneCongratulations...

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Mary Newgard HarrisWords to live by!

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New Life alumni Tony G. is celebrating 2 years sober!

Two years ago I was lost and defeated. I had done everything in my power to end my battle with heroin addiction. My will left me jobless, broken, and alone. The relationships that once meant so much to me were cast aside. All the material possessions I once held dear now sat in a pawn shop window; so easily given up for a quick fix. Today, I am so grateful for that experience. Out of those depths, I found surrender. I was offered help and for the first time in my life, I was willing to take it. Sobriety is the greatest gift I could have ever received and I owe it to my family, who never gave up on me. To Alcoholics Anonymous, which carries me. And to New Life, which guided me and gave me the best chance at life I could have asked for. Without those three things, I could not have ever made it to where I am at today.

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New Life alumni Tony G. is celebrating 2 years sober!

"Two years ago I was lost and defeated. I had done everything in my power to end my battle with heroin addiction. My will left me jobless, broken, and alone. The relationships that once meant so much to me were cast aside. All the material possessions I once held dear now sat in a pawn shop window; so easily given up for a quick fix. Today, I am so grateful for that experience. Out of those depths, I found surrender. I was offered help and for the first time in my life, I was willing to take it. Sobriety is the greatest gift I could have ever received and I owe it to my family, who never gave up on me. To Alcoholics Anonymous, which carries me. And to New Life, which guided me and gave me the best chance at life I could have asked for. Without those three things, I could not have ever made it to where I am at today."

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Karen Ann BeaumontSo glad for your 2 years. Remembering were you came from is good but being grateful for all the things that got you to were you are today is always very helpful . Keep doing it one day at a time.

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Marlene Rodriguez KatriadakisCongratulations

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Christine HartmanCongratulations. Beautifully said.

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Koni McGrew Whisenant👍🏼🙏🏼congrats!!

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