Author: Doug Gould


Dear Friend, As I spoke with an FFR participant this week regarding his recovery program it was obvious to me what the solution would be for his problem.  However I learned a long time ago when I too was early in my recovery and found myself struggling to stay sober, that the most valuable way of learning is discovering the solution on my own, no matter how painful that discovery may bring.  I found myself in the most unique situations as I continued studying the Book of Alcoholic Anonymous and what I found out about myself was something very...

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Dear Friends, As we approach a New Year a thought came to mind regarding our services here at the Foundations for Recovery.  I thought what an amazing concept of taking somebody that once found themselves in the grip of addiction, provide them resources for sobriety, assist them with sustainable long term recovery and encourage them to become a Peer Support Specialist at FFR.  This concept is working effectively at FFR by why?  I am reminded of a verse in 1 Corinthians 10:13 which states; “No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who...

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11 Minutes

  Every 11 minutes we lost a life to Opioid Overdoes in the United States This past October we at FFR lost a dear friend to the grip of addiction. Although Michelle was clean and sober when she passed, the years of abuse took a toll on her body and unfortunately the damage was not able to be repaired. I had the wonderful privilege at Michelle’s request to interview her about her story of recovery. Although Michelle knew that her outcome could be tragic, her desire was to have the opportunity to tell her story. So with cell phone...

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