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Sister Anne
I define my recovery in years from April 13, 1980 to the present day.  My life changed because people took a risk and confronted me.  They cared more about ME than to let me die.  My road to recovery started in Newark, New Jersey under the care of Sister Maurice Doody.  The obstacles I faced back in the 80’s were my religion and being a Sister.  How can someone married to God drink?  I didn’t know then that I had a disease.  Today I see my addiction as my gift to a new life and freedom.  I stay around winners in the program and fill my life with the positive.

What I found most helpful in my recovery was the 12-step program and the caring, honest people I met.My life is full I am a drug and alcohol counselor and supervisor for the past 25 years and became a wounded healer.  I also give Matt Talbot and Serenity retreats to recovering men and women all over the eastern seaboard.  I love meeting people like me.  I regret nothing because it made me who I am today

Sober and Happy and the love of God who is real to me today.

One day at a time I will continue my journey with a list of gratitude close by and a compassionate heart to reach out to the new ones. Always remembering where I came from.

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