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Sobriety Junkie

By: Greg Kayko

Greg Kayko is the single father of two young children, the sponsor of half a dozen (or so) men in the Midwest, and an avid but painfully average golfer. A self-described sobriety junkie, Kayko is also a managing editor at a large national media company and author of Realtime Recovery: Where Sober is the New Black, a personal blog that celebrates the many ways we “trudge the Road of Happy Destiny.”

A Moment of Gratitude


Jul 27, 2012

http://www.reneweveryday.com/assets/1/7/ea41c7b3dcf848278c384ab773adc17d1.jpgPeople get broken. Broken hearts, broken bones, broken dreams — they break down, they break up, they break the bank, break promises ... break, break, break, we all fall down.

People get broken a lot, in a lot of ways, for a lot of reasons. Some good, some bad, some just because. But how do they mend?

Sometimes I think those of us who live a life of active recovery take what we have at our fingertips for granted. When we get broken, we have instant access to the healing process: people like ourselves who intuitively understand EXACTLY what we're thinking and feeling.

The other night after dinner I asked a younger man, someone new to Alcoholics Anonymous and whom I was encouraging to attend more meetings, "Where else can you go for an hour and know, with certainty, that the topic of conversation will be significant?  Where else can you go and know that the people in the room have to care about you if they have any hope of saving themselves?"

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Comments

Artrell  682 days ago

The NRA is the best thing going for gun owners at this time. I hope they do;81&2#7nt get wrapped up in this in a bad way. The NRA is looking out for our rights, but in our society today they have to go about things in a round about way sometimes. It is just the way it is, but we can CHANGE THE CHANGE in 2012!!!!!!!

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