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The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

By Mike Doggett, Aftercare Manager

A little over 21 years ago, I consumed my last drink of alcohol and went on what has proved to be a very rewarding, yet challenging journey in recovery. 

I have spent time on mountaintops where I was confident that God was with me, surrounding me with His mercy and grace. I have also spent many days in the valley, where it seemed that God was far from me and the enemy was having his way.

21 years ago, if you had told me that I had to stay sober for 5 years, I would have probably laughed in your face.  Yet, for the past 21-plus years I have remained sober.  So how did I do it?

It Won’t Be Different This Time

Jun 12, 2019 9:17:15 AM

For some of us who have made progress in our recovery, we're tempted to go back, saying it will be different this time. And it is, until it isn’t.

Make His Path Straight

Mar 27, 2019 4:52:20 PM

Robert is a new man. Hearing the gospel at UGM, his relationship with God has changed. His view of himself has changed, and his attitude toward other people has changed.

Katie: One Mom's Journey of Restoration

Dec 27, 2016 11:57:09 AM

Katie is doing the hard work to become the mom she knows her children deserve.

One Veteran's Journey to a Homeless Shelter

Nov 11, 2016 4:27:42 PM

Military service ran in Ben’s family. Growing up, he planned to follow suit. But first, he wanted to let loose. That's when his alcohol problem began.

The Journey toward Recovery

Sep 14, 2016 5:05:03 PM

Recently, five men completed the UGM LIFE Recovery program. They shared their journeys at the celebration for their completion.

Comforting with the Comfort She Received

Aug 24, 2016 5:11:58 PM

Looking at Kat today, you might not guess she was a guest at the Crisis Shelter less than three years ago.

Following His Lead: Kristen

Aug 5, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Kristen grew up feeling weak and powerless. Today, as an assistant manager at the downtown UGM Thrift Store, she's become a leader.

The Fatal Attraction of Addiction

Jul 20, 2016 3:16:18 PM

Addiction is serious – one of the most, if not the most, dangerous path a person can be treading. And it's not easy to overcome.

What Is Sexual Addiction?

Feb 9, 2016 4:48:21 PM

There's a phenomenon taking our culture by storm: Fantasy football, soccer, relationships, and … fantasy sex. Sexual addiction is becoming more prevalent.