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“Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody—
I think that is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat.”

— Mother Teresa


"One of the greatest discoveries a man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn't do."

— Henry Ford

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This website began as an information site for a recovery club in Clackamas, Oregon
(A Daily Reprieve Center, Inc).
The facility changed hands, so this website has been evolving to show general recovery information.
There are links to various 12-Step organizations, information about meetings in general, a few links to local community help, an AA, 12-Step blog, some information and links about where and how A.A. began in 1935,
ADR timeline, and now a new blog on using art journaling to record the recovery journey.

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"We, of Alcoholics Anonymous, are more than one hundred men and women who have recovered from a seemingly hopeless state of mind and body. To show other alcoholics precisely how we have recovered is the main purpose of this book."
(Foreword to the First Edition-AA Text)

"Do not be discouraged if your prospect does not respond at once. Search out another alcoholic and try again. you are sure to find someone desperate enough to accept with eagerness what you have to offer. We find it a waste of time to keep chasing a man who cannot or will not work with you. . .to spend too much time on any one situation is to deny some other alcoholic an opportunity to live and be happy." (p. 96, AA text)

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"An alcoholic is a fellow who is 'trying to get his religion out of a bottle,' when what he really wants is unity within himself, unity with God...." —Bill Wilson, AA cofounder

"We hope we have made clear the distinction between the alcoholic and the non-alcoholic. If when you honestly want to, you find you cannot quit entirely, or if when drinking, you have little control over the amount you take, you are probably alcoholic. If that be the case, you may be suffering from an illness which only a spiritual experience will conquer." page 44, AA text

"None of us would be here today if somebody hadn’t taken time to explain things to us, to give us a little pat on the back, to take us to a meeting or two, to do numerous little kind and thoughtful acts in our behalf. So let us never get such a degree of smug complacency that we’re not willing to extend, or attempt to extend, to our less fortunate brothers that help which has been so beneficial to us."
—Dr. Bob


"If you are in real trouble—if you are addicted to alcohol, drugs, tobacco, food, sex, worry, resentment, lying, depression, or anxiety—if you want to recover, and if you are willing to accept and act on suggestions from people who themselves have recovered—the outlook for you is good."
—All Addicts Anonymous Program

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