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Is Addiction a Sin or a Disease?

Jun 7, 2017 3:40:50 PM

You may notice we’ve changed the name of the annual event we used to call "graduation," and here’s why: The former name gave the impression that recovery is something that ends. But we are more concerned with people’s continued success and ongoing growth than in their completion of a program. Even as we celebrate the amazing work God has done in people’s lives, we know that especially during this first year on their own, they are vulnerable to relapse because they aren’t surrounded by the constant support and accountability they get while living at UGM. Here, Aftercare Manager Mike Doggett, who helps people about to leave the program make a plan for their lifelong wellbeing, speaks from experience about the need for continued support in ongoing recovery.

Celebrating Beauty from Pain

Jun 23, 2016 4:27:15 PM

The stories of the 33 men and women who graduated from UGM LIFE Recovery on Tuesday are diverse, but the common thread is pain.

Graduation Marks the Beginning

Jun 19, 2015 3:07:00 PM

Recovery is an ongoing process. The men and women who recently graduated from UGM are only beginning their journey of healing.

The Alcohol Escape

Jun 12, 2015 4:32:00 PM

Julie used alcohol to run from her grief, until she came to UGM and recovered from the pain of her past.

Recovering from a Broken Heart

Jun 10, 2015 5:04:00 PM

Jill Foss became an alcoholic after receiving two devastating blows. Now, having faced her broken heart, she will graduate from UGM LIFE Recovery.