Read what’s happening in the UGM community - residents, staff, volunteers.

We are bound together by our stories.

I am no one's Savior.

Sep 5, 2018 5:17:05 PM

UGM Aftercare Manager Mike Doggett walks with residents as they transition out of our programs and back into society. He knows that if they can maintain their sobriety for 5 years, their chances of continuing in lifelong recovery are close to 85 percent. Sometimes, however, he has the discouraging job of facing repeated incidents of relapse.

 

"I keep fighting voices in my head that say I'm not enough" -Lauren Daigle.

Long-Term Recovery: The Right Kind of Hungry

Jul 11, 2018 1:48:25 PM

In order to have lifelong recovery, you need to stay hungry for the things that sustain it. The moment you think you've arrived is the moment you're most vulnerable.

Is Addiction a Sin or a Disease?

Jun 7, 2017 3:40:50 PM

Each time I enter an establishment that serves alcohol, I'm reminded I have a weakness. I have to be vigilant not to be pulled back into the abyss of addiction.

Recovery. For Life.

Mar 23, 2017 1:09:53 PM

Jesus came to give us life to the full (John 10:10): quality of life, for the whole duration of life. UGM's Recovery for Life 12-step meetings speak to both.

Recovery: a story of brokenness and healing

Dec 19, 2014 3:34:50 PM

If we wrote our own stories, we'd probably leave out all the pain and suffering, but often, that's where the growth comes in. There is beauty in brokenness and recovery.

Recovery: in it together

Sep 3, 2014 4:02:10 PM

UGM writer Barbara Comito reflects on the all-staff conference and what she learned about her identity in Christ.