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Some hope from Catherine
March 17, 2014
10:54 am
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I was reading one of the stories on the share your stoy section and I really liked it. Here's a bit of it, written by Catherine
I’ve worked hard these past 7 years to stay in recovery. Now my life mission is to be of recovery service to others who still suffer and are just “stuck” on the never ending “cycle” of the addiction. Until we learn to break down that cycle piece by piece, will we then begin to understand and be aware of things like “triggers, urges, stress, feelings of pain,” and many other things we try to mask, hide from, or numb and zone out behind a slot machine, card table, video poker, and on and on. Through my Book and my Recovery & Writers blogs, I share *HOPE* to others know YOU CAN RECOVER from this destructive illness. When we learn in Gamblers Anonymous and treatment to “Believe in a Power Greater Then Ourselves” we can begin to heal and recover. Recovery gave me back my “Passion” as a writer and now 1st time published author. I enjoyed journaling as part of my recovery plan, and I incorporated many of them in my book. Back to my arrest and court date,…….My recovery Birthday is Jan 29th 2007….they day I was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 18 months probation, many hours of community service, and money restitution to the victim. I took accountability and ownership for my actions, and I don’t let my past define who I am today. Was it hard work to get to this point? OH Yes! But it is worth every treatment group meeting, every Gamblers Anonymous meeting I attend, every 12 step I have worked on, and continue to rework them as I grow in my recovery, and the best part? My 24 year marriage is still in tact, and my husband is so proud of the woman and wife I am today. Earning trust is hard to earn back, but you can do it! So today, I live life in recovery from addicted gambling, and I also live with Mental & emotional illness, as my gambling addiction brought out my Bipolar with manic depression & anxiety illness to the fore front. But I’m also an author, writer, and blogger and work from home. YES, Life in Recovery is Beautiful Today. Catherine

March 17, 2014
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sorry. this is the rest of her story. got chopped off for some reason.
incorporated many of them in my book. Back to my arrest and court date,…….My recovery Birthday is Jan 29th 2007….they day I was sentenced to 30 days in jail, 18 months probation, many hours of community service, and money restitution to the victim. I took accountability and ownership for my actions, and I don’t let my past define who I am today. Was it hard work to get to this point? OH Yes! But it is worth every treatment group meeting, every Gamblers Anonymous meeting I attend, every 12 step I have worked on, and continue to rework them as I grow in my recovery, and the best part? My 24 year marriage is still in tact, and my husband is so proud of the woman and wife I am today. Earning trust is hard to earn back, but you can do it! So today, I live life in recovery from addicted gambling, and I also live with Mental & emotional illness, as my gambling addiction brought out my Bipolar with manic depression & anxiety illness to the fore front. But I’m also an author, writer, and blogger and work from home. YES, Life in Recovery is Beautiful Today. Catherine

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