Heidi Quist

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  • I’ve often heard it said in AA meetings that “the opposite of addiction is connection.” A phrase popularised in recent years by the writer and journalist Johann Hari. Thinking about my own experience of addict […]

  • People who have had multiple traumatic events (adverse childhood experiences) in their youth are more likely to suffer from chronic illnesses, alcohol use disorder, and more in adulthood.

    Getting sober is often […]

  • You access them through the “Online Meetings” tab! Hope to see you in the rooms!

  • These are the ugly, dark parts of mental illness and drug addiction that no one talks about, and by not talking about it, it stays hidden, and shameful, and powerful, and deadly.

    My sister had 765 “friends” on […]

  • Kathy – Hope all is well, sounds like you have a lot on your plate. I too was in the same boat as you with DOC being painkillers. I tried so hard to get clean by myself and it didn’t work. I finally went to treatment and AA and got better. I can say with a humble heart that I am almost 9 years sober. It has not been easy but with a supportive…[Read more]

  • This is the perfect week to reflect on your past recovery and look forward to the year ahead.

    The week between Christmas and New Year’s is a time of transition. We’ve left most of the hustle and bustle of the […]

  • I wanted to get something out of this week of mindfulness meditation. I wanted to live mindfully, feel spiritually connected, to be less of a disconnected, frenzied entrepreneur run by self-will and ego.

    When […]

  • After a while many people in recovery actually discover that the fun they thought they were having was really just an attempt to run away from their feelings of guilt, inadequacy and shame.

    People who have s […]

  • I thought my crazy years were when I was trying hard to get sober and keeping on the straight and narrow.  Well, I wish…my crazy years actually ended up being the years I was raising my teenage daughter that th […]

  • What year was hard for you in recovery?  I remember sitting in a meeting and a couple ladies next to me were talking about their 6th year and how hard that year was to get through.  I, of course was on my first y […]

  • It’s that time of year again where our kids go back to school and as parents we breathe a sigh of relief.  As a stay at home mom there is something so amazing about kids going back to school!! I kept my ch […]

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