I Was in Denial, and You Showed Me the Truth

Recovery is impossible...

  • if you don’t believe you have a problem
  • if you refuse to look at the problem
  • if you blame someone else for the problem or
  • if you minimize the extent and effects of the problem.

All of these scenarios are forms of denial.

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The Opposite of Denial

By Phil Altmeyer
Executive Director

I’m amazed at what can change in a person’s life in a little over a year’s time when he or she aggressively pursues recovery. Consider the cover story: Steve was angry, jobless, depressed and drunk almost every day. He and his wife were separated and about to be homeless.

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Notes of Thanks and Amazement

Below are two letters of gratitude from individuals experiencing radical life change through UGM’s LIFE Recovery programs. We were encouraged to read them and thought you would be, too. 

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Take Action: Closet Cleanout

Need to make room for those new Christmas items?

Just when your closets are getting a little crowded, the UGM Thrift Stores tend to be a little lean on inventory. So if you need to downsize, we’d love to give your gently used clothing and household items a second life.

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