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Depression, Suicide vs. Recovery

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Depression, suicide, relapse and the Third Step are the topics for God Box Mike and dougananda for their March 21, 2015 Blogtalk Radio broadcast. Depression, cross-addictions and suicides are the ugly ugly side of recovery. Depression hammers alcoholics and addicts who slip back into their addictions and even some who despair despite being in recovery. Suicide often looks like a way out.It is hard to "turn it over" to a higher power when you've been living for years in the negativity of addiction. Let's face it, being clean and sober requires a mammoth effort to find a transformation that will bring about serenity in the face of all the problems stacked up against recovering people. Suicide is a hot topic these days. National Public Radio reports that suicide was the third largest cause of death for people between the ages of 10 and 19. Anyone with time in recovery has known at least a few people who took their own lives, either before or after a relapse. Mike and dougananda have known a few. They as for only one thing: Please don't do it.    

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