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Honoring Jerry Reese: An Authentic Man

May 13, 2020 10:42:40 AM

Jerry Reese, Men’s Recovery Director at UGM, has a large stick mounted on his office wall. Underneath, there’s a plaque in Latin: “Lignum unum deum” – God’s poking stick.

These gifts from Men’s Recovery alumni represent Jerry’s knack for getting to the heart of issues: One of the men once called Jerry “the stick God uses to poke us,” and it stuck. It’s actually an honor, because as the men and Jerry both know, dealing with the unhealed wounds of the heart is where real recovery is found.

A Look Inside Men’s Recovery

Sep 26, 2019 4:43:48 PM

True recovery involves getting to know Jesus and following His plans for life. That's the heart of Men's Recovery at UGM.

Recovery: The Hardest Work

Aug 29, 2019 4:45:28 PM

Those interested in doing recovery at UGM are told from the outset that it’s the hardest work they’ll ever do, but also the most rewarding.

The Heart of Lifelong Recovery

Aug 15, 2019 1:08:27 PM

5 years is a big milestone in recovery, but fixating on the milestone misses the whole point of recovery: It's for life.

Recovery in the Kitchen

Jul 24, 2019 4:17:17 PM

Dale Fruin is stewarding his kitchen experiences, and life experiences, to encourage people to pursue addiction recovery.

Running on the Road to Recovery

Jun 26, 2019 12:34:00 PM

Running is much more than physical exercise for the residents in UGM Women's Recovery, who are training for a half-marathon in September.

The Real Poverty of Relationships

Jun 19, 2019 8:48:23 AM

Nicholas Walker had prestige, respect, and power. But it was empty without real, loving relationships.

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.

Silenced by Anxiety, Freed in Recovery

May 2, 2019 3:31:59 PM

Patty’s a self-described alcoholic. But sobriety isn’t what her recovery is all about. It’s about finding a new way to live, to think, to overcome her anxiety.

God changed me through UGM.

Apr 25, 2019 1:59:36 PM

Phil was sure his meth-fueled home invasion was going to land him in prison. When God gave him a second chance, Phil sought help in UGM recovery.