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Co-dependency is a struggle for control to make one feel better. The person cannot change him or herself, so tries instead to control other people and how they think. Usually the other did not ask for advice either. It goes like this: 1-controlling or changing self does not work 2-frustration […]

Powerless and Co-dependent



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Keeping emotions sober allows for sobriety from substance or behaviour abuse! Admitting and Sharing the burden starts the program. In his first complete year without alcohol, Raj said he could finally take responsibility and let it go. The slogan “Let Go and Let God!” was used many times daily. Love […]

Alcoholic Raj Describes Year 1



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Our facilitators at Sharing The Burden saw 2000 inmates face to face inside jails in 2018 and we want to double that number in 2019. To make it happen the ministry must grow. We can’t do it alone! We need more volunteers to join us and we need donations to […]

The Ministry Must Grow!



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The person with “addiction genetics” will likely become addicted to his or her method of escape! She or he may try many other drugs or behaviours which can also take control of them-ADDICTION! Did you know that THC was used medicinally, as far back as 40 years ago? Alcohol has […]

Jury’s out on cannabis!



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Sharing The Burden group facilitators share vulnerably to provide hope to inmates. Only hope gives the inmate the desire to face recovery. Recovery is very painful and we provide love, friendship and safe, uninterrupted sharing space to get the work of recovery started! Inmates need healing that comes only with […]

INMATES ARE PEOPLE TOO!



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We have to learn what to accept in order to act like we have common sense! We need to know how to decide what we can do something about and leave the other things alone. We need a higher entity (God of the bible is mine) and other people to […]

Common sense equals Acceptance



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The decision to DO RECOVERY, requires HOPE! We need hope to provide the courage and attitude to start the journey! Abandonment issues such as growing up without knowing a father or being left behind can make faith very difficult to grasp! This person must survive and the sense of a […]

Realizing the answer is God



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Scott our Founder’s Thoughts: Contact with God is personal and different for every person. I have a depiction of Jesus on my office wall and when I look into His eyes, I cannot lie! Jesus is a man who never died and I believe His Spirit is my permanent help, living […]

What is conscious contact with God



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As a believer, I must do what I believe to be right or go against my God! I will try hard not to offend my God! Weknow that emotion based, action or decision is not trustworthy and can hurtpeople and damage relationships. We use slogans such as STOP, to help  […]

Believers must try harder



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If we are balanced, we will experience various kinds of sobriety. How do I become balanced? Sharing feelings with a trusted person, as they happen, often takes away the intensity of the emotion! What could happen next may be avoided. This practice of taking personal inventory daily is what Sharing The […]

Seeking Emotional Sobriety