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True to Self

August 2019 FRESH START MINISTRIES OF CENTRAL FL Helping those struggling with substance abuse since 1986. Recovery & Restoration Through Christ Visit our Website  Step VIII of Alcoholics Anonymous: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all In the 40+ years I’ve been ministering to […]

True to Self

August 2019 FRESH START MINISTRIES OF CENTRAL FL Helping those struggling with substance abuse since 1986. Recovery & Restoration Through Christ Visit our Website Step VIII of Alcoholics Anonymous: Made a list of all persons we had harmed, and became willing to make amends to them all  In the 40+ years I’ve been ministering […]

If I’m Accepted, What Should I Bring?

    If you have been accepted into our program, keeping in mind that this is a temporary housing facility, you can NOT bring everything you own. There is very small space for personal items. Essentially, each bed has about 3ft of hanging space, 3 dresser drawers, and 1 foot locker. You should just bring […]

9 Essential Reasons to Work a Job During Recovery

During the process of recovery from addiction, many rehab facilities require their participants to engage in and maintain a job during their stay. Doing so has a number of benefits that will ultimately improve patients’ lives once they leave the program. Here are nine reasons to work during recovery. Sense of Stability Having a job […]

One man’s story

       WE ARE ALL IN THE BOAT TOGETHER Anytime tragedy or trauma strikes it affects the whole family. Whether from violence, death, sickness, addiction, or a host of other tragedies, the entire family feels it. There is a healthy cycle to recovery. This cycle starts with recognition or admitting that there is an issue. After […]

There’s a Hole In my Sidewalk

Chapter I I walk down the street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk I fall in. I am lost … I am helpless. It isn’t my fault. It takes forever to find a way out. Chapter II I walk down the same street. There is a deep hole in the sidewalk. I pretend […]

What’s Your Name?

We usually go by one name. God has 17 names in Hebrew. Whether you are familiar with them or not, chances are, during your life with an addict (or as an addict in recovery) you will experience God in each of these roles. Your faith as you take this journey toward healing and recovery is […]

Just. One. More. Step.

When you climb Mount Everest, they say you burn 10,000 calories a day until you reach the summit; at the summit you will burn 20,000 calories a day. It typically takes two months to climb the mountain; however, the last mile will typically take around 12 hours. An entire day of climbing! It is a […]