Letter from the Editor - July 2024

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As we embark on the vibrant days of summer, RecoveryView is thrilled to present our 64th Summer Edition. This edition marks a special moment of reflection and celebration within our recovery community, highlighting the resilience and diversity that define our collective journey.

With over three decades dedicated to the recovery field, I am honored to have nurtured unity and understanding through RecoveryView for the past 15 years. This edition is a testament to our commitment to supporting every individual's path to recovery and celebrating the transformative power of hope and perseverance.

Spotlight Book Author: "The 9 Keys To Resilient Recovery And Maintaining Sobriety" by Dr. Stephen Sideroff.

Our spotlight article, written by Dr. Stephen Sideroff, offers profound insights into resilient recovery and maintaining sobriety. Dr. Sideroff shares a powerful analogy: addiction is like driving an SUV with every unresolved issue thrown into the back. Sobriety, then, is like slamming on the brakes and having everything fall forward into your lap. Recovery is stressful, as it requires facing all that was avoided, and all that addiction attempted to hide or run from. Dr. Sideroff's article provides valuable strategies for navigating this challenging yet rewarding journey.

Spotlight Article: "Kristina with A K" Delves Into Recovery In The Rainbow Community by Kristina Padilla

We are excited to introduce our Spotlight Book Author, Kristina Padilla, and their compelling new book, which provides a first-hand account of addiction and recovery in the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. Kristina's dynamic book is an explosive exposé into the lives of LGBTQ individuals experiencing addiction. Told from a first-person perspective, Kristina takes readers through their harrowing life as a gang member and person with addiction, the tragic episodes of their early life, and their journey to recovery. Join us in celebrating this remarkable author and their inspiring literary contribution.

Featured Articles:

"The Art Of Breaking The Chains Of Addiction" by Mary Isis

 Mary Isis explores the unique and transformational recovery process that each individual undergoes when breaking free from addiction. She highlights key factors that lead to successful liberation from substance use, including training and preparing for abstinence and nourishing the conditions for staying clean.

"RRRRecovery" by Andrea Gaines

Andrea Gaines shares her personal journey of recovery from alcohol dependence. With honesty and courage, she discusses the challenges she faced and the realization that putting down alcohol was just the beginning of her recovery process.

Sobriety Facts for the Fourth of July:

As we approach the Fourth of July, a holiday often associated with social gatherings and festivities, it's important to remember these sobriety facts to help maintain your recovery:

  • Staying connected with your support network can provide encouragement and accountability.
  • Planning alcohol-free activities can help you enjoy the celebration without temptation.
  • Keeping non-alcoholic beverages on hand ensures you have alternatives readily available.
  • Remembering your reasons for choosing sobriety can strengthen your resolve during challenging moments.

While our spotlight shines on the incredible diversity within our recovery community this month, we continue to celebrate the shared journey and resilience of all our members. RecoveryView remains dedicated to supporting every individual's path to recovery, regardless of their background or identity.

As you engage with the articles, please know that our authors stand as a united community, ready to help with any queries you may have. Should any topics resonate with you, our authors are readily reachable via email.

Each edition of RecoveryView showcases fresh articles and books, and we cordially invite your contributions. Kindly forward your submissions to our Editor, Mrs. Debbie Sliker, at debbie@recoveryview.com for consideration.

Should you wish to sponsor an upcoming edition, please don't hesitate to contact Debbie.

Always remember you are beautiful and to lead the summer with love.

Josie Herndon 

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