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

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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.

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.

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.

How to Prevent Relapse

Aug 21, 2015 9:00:00 AM

Jill Connors shares some of the recovery tools she has learned to help prevent relapse.

Relapse. Relapse. Relapse.

Aug 19, 2015 5:36:00 PM

Jill Connors, a resident of UGM Women's Recovery, tells her story of getting clean and then relapsing over and over and explains why this time is different.

The Effects of Relapse on Recovery

Aug 12, 2015 5:01:00 PM

UGM Men's Recovery Counselor answers some questions about understanding relapse - what some warning signs are and how to respond.

Relapse, Early Intervention Tools for Family

Jul 31, 2015 3:36:00 PM

It's important to have a plan in response to relapse, not only for a recovering addict but for family members and friends.

Relationships: the Problem and the Cure

Apr 10, 2015 12:53:25 PM

UGM LIFE Recovery Counselor Yvonne Wilhelm discusses relationship addiction, how it manifests itself and how it's overcome.

Relapse as Part of Recovery

Oct 29, 2014 9:31:00 AM

UGM resident Darlene writes about her journey of relapse and ongoing recovery.