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Louis Grassi

Louis Grassi

Hi. I’m 32 and have lived in Maine all my life. I’m in recovery, and I’m proud of that. I had a wonderful childhood – my parents were generous and very loving. They took us to church every weekend, and my siblings and I certainly were well fed – growing up in an...

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Sam Marr from Caribou, Maine

Sam Marr from Caribou, Maine

What has surprised you the most about sober living? Finding enjoyment and pleasure in life without the use of a substance. What is your greatest joy today? Being able to be present not only for those around me but for myself. For so long I kept away from others in a...

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Kayla Kalel from Bangor, Maine

Kayla Kalel from Bangor, Maine

What has surprised you the most about sober living? Coming into Recovery is just the beginning, the life that recovery gives is something I could never have thought up myself (even in my wildest dreams). What is your greatest joy today? My 9-month-old daughter,...

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Elaine Lilley

Elaine Lilley

What? Who said that? As I prepared to go out for an evening of dinner and drinks, I heard it. Soft and subtle, but not my own. You know that voice that warns you to not go down that street or not to eat that fish because it is not fresh? Yeah, that one. It wasn’t a...

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