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Mentoring Through Recovery and Relapse

Feb 18, 2021 1:39:08 PM

“I know that no matter what I throw at them, they are going to support me and love me and speak truth into my life.” - Laura, UGM Crisis Shelter

Tom and Debbie Davis are volunteer mentors at UGM’s Crisis Shelter. For a year, they served in the kitchen, led chapel services and provided childcare. That’s where they met Laura, who soon became their first mentee.

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.

I am no one's Savior.

Sep 5, 2018 5:17:05 PM

Working in recovery can be discouraging. People relapse. And we feel like we've failed.

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.