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    Meet Me in the Field interview – Spirituality in addiction recovery – with Freddy van Rensburg

    The biggest issue I faced in my recovery, specifically in the beginning, was tackling spirituality in addiction recovery. I struggled with the wonderful 12 step programme. Yes, of course, I’m going to be honest. With one year of being sober behind me, which you can read about on my blog (I include writing about that time I “woke up” wondering who the hell I am ), I can honestly say that if I had a better grounding, spiritually speaking, I believe it could have been easier. Perhaps. But everything happens for a reason, they say. In the long run, I suppose that I needed to do more work spiritually. I don’t speak openly…

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    Sober and Awake – in recovery from addiction – the journey continues

    I’m awake. I’m awake and living officially in recovery from addiction. Who knew in recovery from addiction would feel like being very awake Suddenly I’m alive and well. “But who are these people in my life and how did I get here?” “And who the hell am I?” These are some of the questions I ask myself now. I am not sure if it’s normal. I should probably have a proper session with one of my best friends and sponsor, Lynne Huysamen from Living with Addiction and Kaboutjie. She is going for 10 years sobriety on the 2 August. I’m heading to one whole year (which feels like much longer) on the 5…

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