Addiction Essays

  • The Courage to Change the Things I Can

    Mark Olmsted - Hollywood, California

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    As a recovering addict, Mark Olmsted is familiar with the serenity prayer. But when he got fed up with all the litter in his neighborhood, Olmsted realized there is a difference between the things you must accept and the things you can actually change.

    Living in Manageable Moments

    Elise Forier Edie - Ellensburg, Washington

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    Playwright Elise Forier Edie knows her recovery from addiction will be difficult as she battles feelings of arrogance and control, fear and helplessness. But Edie believes she has found a way to start her journey by focusing on this one moment in time.