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Code Talking

Joining any new community involves a certain amount of transition time. This is especially true when you encounter those communities that are prone to speaking in codes or acronyms, in which case the it can be a little like learning … Continue reading

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Discernment In Recovery

Support is an important element in our recoveries, and there are any number of groups and organizations available dedicated to assisting us in developing a support network to help us through and over the rough spots.  Equally important, however, is … Continue reading

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Routines vs. Ruts

As I mentioned several weeks ago, routines can be a comfort to us when we are working through our recoveries. They provide an element of control in a world/life run amok with sin, chaos, and addiction(s). Routines in training can … Continue reading

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Defensive Preparations

Physical defensive measures and preparations can teach us important lessons when it comes to defending our sobriety gained during recovery. For example, many Medieval Castle defenses included carefully designed staircases that spiraled up to towers, curving in such a way … Continue reading

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Respecting Authority

Last week I mentioned our attitudes towards/against authority, which can frequently lead to violence and a break down in Law and Order. There seems to be a continuing attitude of disrespect for LEOs and a general disregard for Law and, … Continue reading

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Walking the Talk

There is one thing I am certain we can all agree on: all the theories and classroom instruction in the world will not fully prepare anyone for the realities they will have to face as a First Responder. It is … Continue reading

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Dangerous Self-Reliance

Last week I wrote about the importance of partners; partners in our daily patrols as well as in our recovery journeys. Today I would like to look at the dangers of going it alone from a slightly different angle. One … Continue reading

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