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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 holidays behind, but have not quite started the new year and the new routines it will bring. This makes it a perfect time to reflect on your past year in recovery, and make goals for how to sustain and enhance your recovery in the year ahead. Read more @thefix
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 thought she knew more than I! These years were so hard as my daughter knew I was in recovery and she did watch me when I was not so sober and used that to her advantage. She was always able to throw the guilt and shame card on the table and get away with what she wanted to because I felt so awful. She was able to get away with it until she arrived into her last year of high school and I had enough of being what I like to call “child bullied”.
I had been doing living amends for the better part of 8 years and I wasn’t about to let my child keep throwing things in my face when I was showing up, going the extra mile, providing, and giving her anything she needed! I felt like I had finally reached a point in my life where if I didn’t put my foot down and say enough is enough that I would start to believe everything she was telling me. With the direction of my sponsor and everything I learned in the program of AA I had a sit down chat with her about all the things that had gone down in the last 4 years…and if any of you know what it is like to talk to a teenager about things that are serious it is NOT easy. She took everything as I had anticipated, she went to live with her father….because hey, the grass is always greener. RIGHT!!! She lived there for a year and then begged to come back after hours of apologizing. I knew this would happen but I needed her to see the work I was doing and how I was actually being her parent not her best friend.
I don’t know what I would have done without the program of recovery, having to deal with this took so much patience and courage. This program gave me a sounding board to talk raw about what I was going through as a parent and the emotions I was dealing with. Most of the moms around me(normies) all said, oh I just drink a glass of wine and check out…well, that’s great, I can’t do that! I have to deal with the emotions and learn how to process them without liquor to help. I can’t say there weren’t times that I wasn’t tempted to run down and grab some because man it would have been nice to check out. That was the problem though…I would check out with no end in sight. I worked so hard on the 12 steps during my daughters high school years to keep me sane. At the end of the high school years I had moms come up to me and ask me how I did it. I said AA, while they all gave me an odd look at first some called me years later because they then needed help themselves and I was there to do a step 12 with them! If I had not been open and honest with these moms some may be still out there living in their closets with a bottle of wine clutched in their hands praying for the emotional pain to stop!
The teen years were hard in recovery but staying close to the program and being able to share this program with others had really helped me get through those years. Stay strong, be open, be raw, and stay strong…nothing is worth that drink!
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 year at the time not even thinking about “what year would be hard” I thought where I was could not get any harder. Well, I was wrong…my hardest year was my 7th year in sobriety. I struggled to keep balance and a lot of things happened to me that year. I didn’t relapse which in and of itself was an absolute MIRACLE but as far as emotionally, I took a few hundred steps backwards.
I have heard so many people say if you emotionally relapse it is worse than an actually relapse, why…I have no clue. Looking back now a year and a half later, I am better for it, so I consider it a huge step forward. I truly believe that there is nothing wrong with being knocked down a few steps, it gives some amazing room for growth. Growth can be super painful (painstaking, some may say) but can also make you a much stronger person in the end.
No matter how many meetings I went to, big book groups I joined, steps I went through, meetings with my sponsor or sponsees I had… there was no preparing me for a loss that I was going to experience in my life. We all go through losses in life and the getting back up after them is a hard and slow process. I know I smiled when I didn’t want to, I cried when I didn’t want to, got angry when I should not have, said things I should not have said, and maybe even didn’t say things when I should have. It was a year of opposites for me. I have never prayed so much in my entire life for the pain to just take a backseat and let me be.
So here you sit reading this wondering okay…well, what did you do about it? I kind of laugh as I write this, I know full well what I did…I did NOTHING, nothing, you read that right, NOTHING. I can’t say I am proud of that, or that it is what anyone should do, this is just my story and my experience with grief. I wish I had profound words to say about all the tools, the steps and crazy awesome words of wisdom to instill upon you…nope! Now you may be thinking…okay this is so dumb, and maybe you are even going through a huge loss right now, it could be a job, family member or friend.
Here is what I CAN tell you, it will be okay.
This IS what I did, I let myself feel all those emotions, said all the wrong things, did all the wrong things…because I was in pain. I did stay open and raw to those around me letting them know what I felt and said the things that were swimming around in my head. Never underestimate the power of prayer, a hug, good chats over coffee/tea or whatever it is that you drink now. Feeling hurts but I did not drink, I did not do drugs, I did not decide that life was too hard to handle so checking out was my option…no, I did nothing I let myself feel and I stumbled through the pain. I really don’t have much advice but I do know what helped me was the act of doing nothing and letting my body go through what it needed to go through. If you are going through a loss in life, I am so truly sorry, it hurts, it sucks (not gonna sugar coat it) and you will want to find a way to get rid of the pain…my plea, don’t. We were given the amazing ability to heal, you do heal… don’t stop until you get to that miracle.
Sobriety…rainbows, pink clouds, flowers, and unicorns…oh for the…yeah none of that, at least not all the time. I don’t want you to get down on recovery or think it’s all bad. It’s just not all good…because, life. I thought walking into treatment that my life would forever change to heck yes with a side of awesomesauce…yeah no, it turned into dealing with life with eyes wide open! (Insert vomit emoji here.)
I remember that crazy day I walked out of treatment with all intentions of NEVER coming back because I had the cure and I was going to be AA’s number 1 poster child volunteer extraordinaire! I mostly laugh when I look back at that day but sometimes I get real and cry. I cry because I wish someone would have been kind enough to tell me…life is gonna hit hard followed with multiple what the…just happened? Most people seem to have the “pink cloud” syndrome and good feelings…not me, I fell right off that cloud and splatted onto the ground coming out of treatment.
I got to my first meeting and got my sponsor(tough as nails 30,000 years of sobriety) who I thought would work. I met her every week and did the “thing”. Life started happening..finances, deaths, job loss, friends walking away….what the, I’m sober and things are falling apart. I remember telling my sponsor I liked it better when I couldn’t see what was happening because then I couldn’t see the destruction my life had done. I liked being numb to the emotion that went a long with all this anxiety life was throwing me.
I got to work one day and got a message from my sponsor saying, stop being drunk on anxiety you are using this to rationalize and justify why you should use again. Woman up, find a meeting tonight, get humble and call 30 drunks this week. Holy molly batman the AA dinosaur knocked me back a few steps. I called her a dinosaur not because she was so old it was because she had been around the program for so long she might as well have written the Big Book or been there to edit the first edition!
After about two months of my sponsor working with me through this hard rough patch or just rough everything she finally asked me what I was putting my trust in. I thought…what does that have to do with anything? She made me figure that out on my own. I’m hear to tell you after 6 months of ugh, what a dumb question….I learned, I put my trust in God, His will…not mine! I leaned on Him for everything I had going on in my life and I felt a feeling of contentment come over me that no matter what happened in this life I was going to be okay. The friends, family and program have been the other parts of the program that have also kept me sane and on the right path and for that I will be forever grateful! I will never forget my first sponsor she may have been tough and was old fashioned but I shut up and I listened and things started to happen…crazy how that works. If you do the work the promises happen!!
This program is not easy and no one said it was going to be but I know I get caught up in the assumptions and expectations of life and it can consume me. Let the program do what the program does best…giving hope, answers, and millions of others to hold your hand when we fall!
I was given the best life as a child…seriously, what most kids dream of. I was in a place where I was always safe and loved beyond belief. My personality considered it a challenge to mess things up as much as possible! I wish I could report happy endings, rainbows and unicorns but I can’t. I did everything in my power to mess things up…or my disease did? I still to this day couldn’t tell you the difference between my crazy brain and the disease working throughout my life. I did certain things because I was hijacked by my crazy disease but others have been a learning experience in my life in recovery.
I woke up in a ditch laying on top of someone who had also been thrown out of the back of a pickup truck…my brain was fuzzy and I couldn’t figure out where I was or what I was doing in a ditch. I finally got all my faculties in line and realized I was thrown out of the back of a truck that we were riding in. The person who was driving was drunk and driving down a mountain road that had just been paved with fresh new gravel. Drunk driving is never a good idea (or legal) but on a back mountain road with fresh new gravel is a recipe for disaster. Five people got thrown out of the back of that truck that night, it was pitch black out and we were in the middle of the mountains with no help! There were two people in the truck but at first glance I did not see the truck…that was because it had gone off the cliff on the opposite side we got thrown off of. I woke up to everyone unconscious. I shook the person next to me to wake them up. The person next to me woke up and we started taking a quick inventory of injuries and people. I realized one of us needed to run back for help, I was the least injured so I offered to go get help. I was in soccer so running a few miles wasn’t really a big deal but running in the dark in the mountains was a whole new level of scary and crazy! There are things like Mountain Lions and Bears but I knew I was the only one to get help so away I went….about two miles into my run I saw a car headed toward me. I was running back towards where we all were at a huge bone fire and these people were at the bone fire so I got them to turn around and take me back. I got back and got the help that we needed. I ended up with a very deep scratch on my arm and I didn’t realize it until I got home. I had to sew it together with my dad’s fishing line because I didn’t want them to know what happened. This would be the start to the long lonely path of deceit and bad decisions. This would be how I lived my life for the next 8 years…on the edge and so close to death. I never saw it that way of course because I was stuck in the drug addict delusion that I was invincible and I would never die from the disease of addiction.
I got into treatment 8 years later with a lengthy rap sheet of insanity. The doctor said I should be dead but here I sit wanting to be happy, joyous and free. I could go into all the stories but I’ll save them for another time. What I’m hoping you will hear is you can be far down that path of “there’s no way back” and get back. I’m living proof…I have been sober and clean for 8 years and it has been such an amazing ride. I’m not going to say it’s been easy because that would be a lie, it was a lot of work!
I did go back to the spot where I got thrown from the truck…it is a miracle that I didn’t die…God was watching over me. I lived a very dangerous life but I also learned a lot. I learned 587 reasons not to get drunk, 876 ways that drugs can make you try to kill yourself, 1 million reasons why driving and using is not okay…and my favorite 1 billion reasons why being sober is so much better than the other side. I have learned that love can heal so many wounds and build blown up bridges! I found people in this program that loved me back to me. I found me that had been missing for so many years, I was inside I had just drank me away and drugged myself into a dark hole. Once I started going to meetings, listening to others, got a sponsor, and started working the steps I saw the path before me was going to be hard but it was going to be so worth it. I learned that I had made a lot of bad choices but I could make good ones to bring me back to where I would be happy, joyous, and free! I pick love… to love my God, love myself, love my family, and to love the choice I have every day waking up with a smile on my face. I lived, lived hard…I learned, I learned hard…I love and I love hard! Love hard and work hard in this program of recovery its rewards are miraculous!
I knew parenting wasn’t going to be the easiest thing I have done but I thought hey…I’ve been through the ringer with drugs and alcohol how hard can it be?
Before I get any further one thing I must make clear, I am not an expert in parenting and cannot even begin to give advice but can only speak to my experience. I started my parenting journey over 8 years ago and what a ride it has been with three kids in tow. This journey has been by far one of my most satisfying, gratifying and comical but not without its ups and downs. It’s funny how when I look back I don’t really remember the bad times only the good but with my using days I remember only the bad and deaths door. For me when I do the comparison from my using days to kids I think to myself if there were good times during those days I would remember them and I don’t. I remind myself when I think a glass of wine would be a great substitute for my anxiety of life with crazy schedules I know there were no good times (using)…the good times are with my kids even if I am stressed out and want to scream in my pillow.
I won’t lie, there have been days that I have felt sucked dry…dead inside because the kids have taken all my “go get em’” for that day. I can barely get out of bed and I just don’t have anything left for anyone. Alas I pour my cup of coffee and put my happy face on and keep going for my family because they need me. As a mom we are on call 24/7 and the go to for everything in the home and outside. The anxiety and the demand can get to you when the demand becomes the mundane of your everyday life.
This is where I get to tell you how blessed and grateful I am for a recovery program, my treatment centers and meetings taught me something…STOP, take care of yourself because if you aren’t taking care of yourself you aren’t able to take care of anyone else. Just like in an airplane when the oxygen masks come down they tell you to apply yours first before you do your children or anyone else, for good reason. The reason is so simple but so hard to do when you are busy taking care of others all the time, if I am emotionally sound and healthy I am the best version of me to take care of others.
When I first stepped into the recovery world I wasn’t sure how things were going to end up but God blessed me with the will to keep going and I am so grateful I continue this journey every day. My meetings, sponsor and friends in recovery have taught me to be raw and vulnerable with what is going on inside my head. I am able to talk about when I have a bad day and not have any shame in that! I am not God, I can pretend to even stand on that platform but I feel like sometimes as mom’s we are asked to play that role and keep up the facade that everything is just fine!! My sponsor once told me “fine” is just another term for Freaked out, Insecure, Neurotic and Emotional, I know if that is how I’m describing myself I need to talk to someone.
Recovery has helped me with my parenting and I see that more and more as I watch my friends struggle quietly with emotional rock bottoms and they don’t know how to use the tools that were given to me in recovery. I have had multiple moms say they wish they had a recovery program to go to so they could go vent for free in a room of others who get it. I laugh because once it was to get me from one day to the next free from drugs and alcohol and now it gets me through day to day life as a parent. While my meetings aren’t exactly what they were at first, I repurposed them to help whatever is trying to get me down at this phase in my life…isn’t that what is trending, take what it is old and repurpose it, remake what is old and make it new!! I get to be made new every time I go to a meeting or talk with others in recovery, my heart is full of gratitude. Recovery was a blessing and continues to prove that it will be for the rest of my life!
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About me: I just want to spread hope to other mom’s out there trying to make it in this world who may be dealing with drugs or alcohol…it works it really does, I’m living proof! Keep coming back!
Do you remember the day you walked into treatment, first AA meeting, first meeting with your sponsor or just the first time the word “recovery” was said? I remember my first walk into treatment and the way I felt as if it was yesterday, it has almost been 8 years now.
I didn’t know what “still” meant…my life was all about next fix, next time, where am I going, how will I get what I want, how much do I need to get to make it to the next day or even next hour…my brain was the Gravitron ride at the fair that everyone puked on, round and round at high speeds. I could not find calm in the chaos!
My life was a hurricane full speed ahead to the next fix…what a sad way to live. I see this now but 8 years ago I could have told you that was normal! NORMAL! That was “still” for me…I didn’t know what being still meant. My brain was constantly scrambled with fear, shame, guilt and sadness. I was just sad and lost.
I sat in the intake office in treatment and the nurse asked me to be “still” so she could take my blood pressure, you want me to be still? My brain was mush and I couldn’t even think of what that meant…be still?? I did my best impression of “still” and my legs were still jumping up and down. That was the moment she called in the doctor, the doctor took one look at me and got down on her knees and looked at me in the eye. Her words have still stuck with me…you are loved her no matter what happened out there, I’m going to hold your hand and I want you to feel the warmth and care. I melted when she grabbed my hand, human touch, who knew! Her eyes, her voice and touch were all it took for me to be still. I remember taking in a deep breath and just letting it all go. I cried for a long time after that but it had been a long time since I had felt anything and the human touch from one person stilled my soul.
I can be still now that I am in recovery and what a gift that has been. I get to enjoy moments that I would have missed if I was still using. I realized being still and being in the moment, for me, is the most incredible part of the journey. If you are out there using and wondering if it’s all worth it…it is so worth it! It’s the small things that I missed when I was using because I was so numb. Now I get to feel it all and experience it all. I have a sign that sits next to my bed that says “Be Still My Soul” as it reminds me that I finally get to appreciate the gift of being still.
A heroin supplier who prosecutors say wielded violence to protect his drug empire and flaunted his riches with a lavish lifestyle was sentenced to 37 years in prison Thursday by a federal judge who found him responsible for the slaying of an informant.
After two days of evidence and arguments, U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber held David Price responsible for shooting a longtime friend in front of the man’s 3-year-old daughter for cooperating with the feds.
Price had been convicted more than three years ago on 13 counts of money laundering, conspiracy and weapons counts.
In seeking life in prison, prosecutors had argued that Price should be held responsible for killing longtime friend Gregory Holden after Holden helped out authorities — an allegation Price was not charged with or convicted on.
On Thursday, Leinenweber concluded that Price was indeed responsible by a preponderance of the evidence — a lower standard of proof than the beyond a reasonable doubt that a jury must find to convict.
But given that Price was not convicted of the murder, the judge rejected life in prison, saying he thought that was “a little too much.”
Leinenweber said he chose 37 years in prison so Price, 38, wouldn’t be freed from prison until he was an older man.
After the hearing, Price’s attorney, Beau Brindley, said he would appeal the conviction and sentence. He said there was “not sufficient evidence” to find Price responsible of “a murder of any kind.”
Price’s father, who testified against his son but had questioned prosecutors’ attempt to portray him as a murderer, declined to comment.
“He ain’t no kingpin,” his father told the Tribune on Wednesday.
Federal prosecutors said Price’s body tells the story of his life — from the tattoo covering his face that says “Neighborhood Bully” to the pictures of his children tattooed on his back just above the tat showing him with guns blazing in each hand, plus the words “God Forgives, I Don’t.”
He lived by those words, prosecutors allege, shooting Holden, ordering hits on other “rats” and even threatening to kill his own father when he refused to continue to launder drug money.
Price, nicknamed “Shorty” and “Hot Sauce,” acted ruthlessly to protect a lucrative drug empire that supplied heroin to open-air drug markets on Chicago’s West Side for seven years, prosecutors said.
The profits enabled Price to live lavishly, buying luxury homes, including a downtown high-rise apartment; driving a Corvette and a custom Harley-Davidson motorcycle; and owning a $35,000 watch encrusted with more than 1,000 diamonds, according to prosecutors. Price even named his son after Louis Vuitton, his favorite luxury clothing brand, authorities said. Read More…
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MEMBER INTERACTIONS. YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS. YOU ASSUME ALL RISK WHEN USING THE SITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ALL OF THE RISKS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY ONLINE OR OFFLINE INTERACTIONS WITH OTHERS. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT MYRECOVERY DOES NOT IN ANY WAY SCREEN ITS MEMBERS, NOR DOES MYRECOVERY INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ITS MEMBERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS MEMBERS. MYRECOVERY MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES AS TO THE CONDUCT OF MEMBERS OR THEIR COMPATIBILITY WITH ANY CURRENT OR FUTURE MEMBERS. IN NO EVENT SHALL MYRECOVERY BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER, WHETHER DIRECT, INDIRECT, GENERAL, SPECIAL, COMPENSATORY, CONSEQUENTIAL, AND/OR INCIDENTAL, ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THE CONDUCT OF YOU OR ANYONE ELSE IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION, BODILY INJURY, EMOTIONAL DISTRESS, AND/OR ANY OTHER DAMAGES RESULTING FROM COMMUNICATIONS OR MEETINGS WITH OTHER REGISTERED USERS OF THE SITE OR PERSONS YOU MEET THROUGH THE SITE. YOU AGREE TO TAKE REASONABLE PRECAUTIONS IN ALL INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS OF THE SITE, PARTICULARLY IF YOU DECIDE TO MEET OFFLINE OR IN PERSON. YOU SHOULD NOT PROVIDE YOUR FINANCIAL INFORMATION (FOR EXAMPLE, YOUR CREDIT CARD OR BANK ACCOUNT INFORMATION) TO OTHER MEMBERS.
Limitation of Liability. TO THE EXTENT LEGALLY PERMITTED UNDER APPLICABLE LAW, MYRECOVERY SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR INJURY RESULTING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR INABILITY TO ACCESS, OR USE OF THIS SITE, OR FROM YOUR RELIANCE ON ANY CONTENT PROVIDED ON THIS SITE, OR ANY INTERACTIONS WITH OTHER MEMBERS ON THIS SITE, AND IN NO EVENT SHALL MYRECOVERY OR ITS AGENTS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF PROFITS, REVENUE, DATA OR USE, INCURRED BY YOU WHETHER IN AN ACTION IN CONTRACT OR TORT, ARISING FROM YOUR ACCESS TO, OR USE OF, THIS SITE, WHETHER OR NOT MYRECOVERY HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY. YOU AGREE THAT MYRECOVERY'S AGGREGATE LIABILITY TO YOU FOR ANY AND ALL CLAIMS ARISING FROM, OR RELATING TO, THIS SITE (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, ACCESS OR LACK OF ACCESS THERETO) IS LIMITED TO FIFTY US DOLLARS ($50). SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Third Party Content and Advertising. MyRecovery has no responsibility for the availability, performance or content of websites operating by third parties and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from that content. You agree that you bear all risks associated with the use of third party sites and content. This Site may be supported by advertising revenue and may display advertisements and promotions. In consideration for myRecovery granting you access to and use of this Site, you agree that myRecovery may place such advertising on this Site. The manner, mode and extent of advertising by myRecovery on this Site are subject to change without notice, and may be targeted to the Content or queries made on this Site.
Changes; Termination. MyRecovery reserves the right in its sole discretion, for any reason or no reason at all, without notice or liability to you, to change or discontinue this Site or the Content on this Site, terminate your account or your access to this Site or the Services, with or without cause. Such reasons may include, without limitation, (a) your breach of any part of this Agreement, (b) your violation of the rights of any third party, or (c) your account becoming inactive for an extended period of time. If your account is terminated for any reason, myRecovery may, in its sole discretion, delete any Content.
Limitation of Actions. You acknowledge and agree that, regardless of any statute or law to the contrary, any claim or cause of action you may have arising out of, relating to, or connected with your use of this Site or the Services, must be filed within one calendar year after such claim or cause of action arises, or forever be barred.
Contact Information. If you have any questions regarding this Agreement, please contact us.
Privacy Policies and Security. MyRecovery is committed to protecting the security of your personal information and personal Content. MyRecovery uses a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information and personal Content from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Although myRecovery has taken significant steps to ensure that your personal information and personal Content is not intercepted, accessed, used, or disclosed by unauthorized persons, you should know that myRecovery cannot fully eliminate security risks and you agree myRecovery will not be held liable for the disclosure of your Personal Information or Content.
Definitions. “Personal Information” is information about you that is personally identifiable to you, like your name, address, e-mail address or phone number, as well as other non-public information that is associated with the foregoing. “Anonymous Information” means information that is “de-identified” and not associated with or linked to your Personal Information, and does not permit the identification of individual persons.
Use of Information and Content. Personal Information you submit is used either to respond to inquiries and requests that you make, to enable myRecovery to get in contact with you, or to aid myRecovery in providing better services and products to you. One of the purposes of this Site is for Members to share information with other Members. You should assume that any Personal Information and Personal Content (including text, photos and videos) that you provide, enter into, or post on this site (excluding the e-mail address you provide and the password you select during signing up) may be visible to other Member’s. MyRecovery may create Anonymous Information records from Personal Information by excluding information (such as your name and any other information that reasonably could be used to identify you) that make the information personally identifiable to you. MyRecovery may use this Anonymous Information to analyze inquiry, request, and usage patterns so that myRecovery may enhance services and Site. MyRecovery may also use Anonymous Information to determine trend statistics toward the goal of finding better ways to treat addiction and other mental and physical disorders. None of this data can be used to personally identify an individual. MyRecovery reserves the right to use and disclose Anonymous Information to third parties in its discretion. You can completely delete your information at any time. Such deletions will take immediate effect in your account, and backup copies of deleted information may persist for a short time. Since deleted data will not be restored, you may want to print information before deleting it.
If myRecovery has a good faith belief that access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is reasonably necessary to (a) satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request, (b) enforce this Agreement, including investigation of potential violations thereof, (c) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues, or (d) protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of myRecovery, its Members or the public as required or permitted by law; or
If we become involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of our assets, or otherwise transfer the operation and control of this Site to a third party.
Communications with Members. MyRecovery may use your Personal Information to send you updates, newsletters, surveys, advertisements or notices of third parties’ products or services. You may indicate a preference to stop receiving further communications from myRecovery and you will have the opportunity to "opt-out" by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the e-mail you receive or by contacting myRecovery directly (please see contact information below).