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Addiction RecoveryMegan's Mosaic, is a blog for addiction recovery topics and resources. Written by former Addiction Therapist Megan Fisher, this forum addressed the unique needs of each individual through a holistic and spiritually guided approach to addiction treatment.

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Recovery is Two-way Street

November 04, 2013
By Megan Fisher, MHS, CAADC

In my last post, I discussed the idea that recovery requires help and encouragement.  Essentially, I equated powerlessness with the awareness that we can’t recover alone.  I have often encouraged clients and others in recovery to be vulnerable and share their shortcomings, because I think being honest with others facilitates honesty with oneself.  Well, I’m also a proponent of never asking my clients to do something I wouldn’t be willing to do.  Thus, I would like to be vulnerable for a moment.  Although I have sustained sobriety from alcohol and illegal drugs for some time, I have continued to struggle with an addiction to nicotine.  Imagine being an addiction therapist and continuing to smoke!  Unfortunately, there are many such professionals out there.  I am happy to announce that I have finally surrendered and given my addiction to God.  The Holy Spirit has been whispering to me for a long time and I simply couldn’t ignore Him any longer!  As of this date, I have been smoke-free for 37 days.  I am excited to be rid of that weight on my back and I wanted to share the good news with you.  I also would appreciate all of your encouragement and help in my process.  You see, this is a two-way street, this recovery process.  When one of us admits to our personal albatross, the rest of us become more open in exchange.  I would love to hear your feedback, and maybe even your own current struggle.  Send me an email at megansmosaic@newleafresources.org at any time!