1. Margaret Shamel is a Face & Voice of Recovery in Northwest Michigan. She has been in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs since January 1989. Margaret has a message for you: "There's nothing--ABSOLUTELY NOTHING--that a drink (or drug) will make better!" If you are suffering with the shame, guilt and low self-worth that accompany addiction, you'll find encouragement and strength in this message of hope.

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  2. Margaret Shamel is a mother of 3 grown children, and a Face & Voice of Recovery in Northwest Michigan. She has been in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol and other drugs since January 1989. Margaret has a message for you: "Now my kids love me... They just love me and they are proud of me." If you are suffering with the shame, guilt and low self-worth that accompany addiction, you'll find encouragement and strength in this message of hope.

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  3. Jeff Sanborn is a Face & Voice of Recovery in Northwest Michigan. He has been in long-term recovery from addiction to alcohol since August 1987. Jeff has a message for anyone struggling with alcoholism, with failed attempts at sobriety, with lack of belief that anything matters...

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  4. Kay Johnston is the wife of a person in long-term recovery (since 1987) from addiction to alcohol. Kay credits her participation in a 12-Step family recovery program with "saving my sanity" and with giving her the strength to "do what I needed to do" when her husband was active in his addiction. Kay has an important message for those who've lost hope that their loved ones with addictive disorders will ever find recovery. Her video proclaims not only that recovery is possible for your loved one, but also that your relationships can be healed, too!

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Faces & Voices of Recovery - Northwest Michigan

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Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national organization committed to increasing awareness of and reducing stigma associated with substance use and other mental health disorders. "Faces & Voices of Recovery - Northwest Michigan" is a group of those in recovery…


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Faces & Voices of Recovery is a national organization committed to increasing awareness of and reducing stigma associated with substance use and other mental health disorders. "Faces & Voices of Recovery - Northwest Michigan" is a group of those in recovery in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. We hope to reduce the stigma of the brain disorder of addiction, and to encourage and support those in--and those seeking--recovery from addictive disorders. If you are interested in telling the world that "RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE," please contact us: FAV.NWMI@gmail.com!

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