Category: From Addiction To Recovery Category

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From Addiction to Recovery: Leah

Speaker: New Directions for Women presents From Addiction To Recovery, Inspirational Stories of Courage. Leah: My name is Leah and I’m an alcoholic addict. I started using at the age of 12. I started smoking marijuana. Then I got into …

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From Addiction to Recovery: Kim & Melissa

Announcer: New Directions for Women presents From Addiction to Recovery: Inspirational Stories of Courage. Kim: Hi, my name is Kim and I’m an alcoholic. I’d like to introduce you to my daughter, Melissa. Melissa: Hi, my name’s Melissa. Living with …

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From Addiction to Recovery: Melissa

Speaker: New Directions for Women presents “From Addiction to Recovery: Inspirational Stories of Courage.” Melissa: My name is Melissa, I came to New Directions as a kid with my mom. My mom went to the program, she was an alcoholic …

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Erica

Hi, my name is Erica. I’m an addict and alcoholic. I was born and raised in Texas. I grew up in a little town in McAllen and then lived there the majority of my life. Always was a really good …

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Monica

Monica Z., alcoholic, alumni at New Directions. My story starts off as a teenager experimenting with drugs, alcohol. What the cool kids did, never felt like I fit in. The first time I got drunk, all the kids liked me, …

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Gambling and Addiction

One type of addiction that is plaguing men and women is an addiction to gambling.  For many men and women, gambling is something they keep secret from their friends and loved ones. The National Council on Problem Gambling found that …

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