“When I was in the midst of everything, there were no options. You wake up every day, and your intent has to be get money or be prepared to die. I have choices nowadays.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/ericw Featuring Eric’s segment from the new podcast Drug Stories – check them out at drugstories.org. (Audio by Miriam Zimmerman and photo by Michelle Frankfurter) Download MP3 This episode was produced by Evan Jones and Vic King. Music by DMB (Eric’s request).
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“I am a firm believer that the small things in life make the difference. The big [things] are going to happen to everyone. The little ones are gifts. When someone talks to you and they actually care, it’s something you remember. It can make a huge difference in the rest of your day. It might make a difference in the rest of your life. Care might be the difference between life and death.” Read more at helpingupmission.org/stories/blue Download MP3 Download ...
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“I was using drugs for so long that I didn’t know how to live without them.” Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/dustini Record your loved ones this Thanksgiving with the Storycorps app. Download our free ebook & audiobook War of Grace: Poems from the front lines of recovery. Email Chaplain Vic with feedback on the show and ideas for topical episodes. Please leave us a review on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher!
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“You can’t do this alone; it’s just impossible.” Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/johnb Come cheer for John (and over 100 Team HUM runners) at the Baltimore Running Festival on October 21st. Email Chaplain Vic with feedback on the show and ideas for topical episodes. Please leave us a review on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher!
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This spring, we had the privilege of welcoming Diane Langberg to our campus for a visit. Dr. Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 45 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. Dr. Langberg shared with our clients some of what she’s learned about healing from shame, sexual abuse, and other kinds of trauma. 00:01 The many faces of shame (below is the Shame Compass that Dr. Langberg refers to in this section) 28:05 The trauma of sexual abuse 36:07...
“When I saw my daddy in the hospital, I made a promise I would stop. I made a promise to him, and I stopped for a while. But it took a toll when he died… and I couldn’t help it.” Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/jackier
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“Before, I had no desire to really dig. I was too afraid of what I would find. Now I know that there is no hope of hope if I don’t do what is uncomfortable.” Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/jakeh
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“…That is when things started to go downhill for me, once I deleted God out of my life and pushed him to the side, that is when I started to do some really, really sad things.” Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/davidh
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“Part of me thinks that it was because I was doing so well – maybe I could get away with one… I shot up while driving and I just had an immediate overdose…the last thing I remember was a loud crash. My next conscious memory is three weeks later in Johns Hopkins ICU surrounded by doctors with machines and tubes everywhere. My parents are there and crying, so I started crying.” Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/gregp
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“I had nothing to sell; I had nothing to give; I was just really taking everything… trying to fill the void inside with drugs.” Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/wesr
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Julio knows how it feels to be successful in the world’s eyes, but had to learn to be still and serve in order to succeed in his recovery. Read more at live-rm-hum.pantheonsite.io/stories/julios
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