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The Ragpicker Newsletter

The Ragpicker

The Ragpicker is the EAI Alumni Newsletter. It’s purpose is to share the EAI Alumni Association’s experience, strength and hope with the recovery community of Houston and beyond. The entire publication is written by recovering addicts and alcoholics, usually EAI Alumni or clients, and is distributed at monthly AA Birthday Nights, through e-mail and on Facebook.

January 2014

Spring 2012 Volume 25 Issue 2

Winter 2012 Volume 25 Issue 1

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Summer 2012 Volume 24 Issue 4

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Spring 2012 Volume 24 Issue 3

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Winter 2011 Volume 24 Issue 2

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Fall 2011 Volume 24 Issue 1

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  • What My Addiction Wants What My Addiction Wants
    by Leon B. While attending Extended Aftercare, Inc. and other meetings, centers and fellowships, the idea of what [...]...
  • Goodbye To Drugs Goodbye To Drugs
    by David W. Crack, Alcohol, Marijuana, you use to be my best friends, but now I can’t deal [...]...
  • I Am Your Addiction I Am Your Addiction
    by Jonathan S. French (contributed by Jerome) I hate meetings. I hate your higher powers. I hate anyone [...]...
  • Service Works Service Works
    by Anthony K. Davis I hope that you have taken advantage of the great opportunities there are in [...]...

Summer 2011 Volume 23 Issue 5

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  • Ragpicker: We Have Recovered We Have Recovered
    Go ahead. Believe in the Disease Model. Believe in recoverING and never completing the solution. Even extoll your beliefs aloud. But please don’t...
  • A.A.'s Most Annoying Cliches A.A.’s Most Annoying Cliches
    by Justin K. (The Fix) Some adages repeated in meetings are really helpful; others, not so much. Sure, [...]...
  • A New Foe in the Fight Against Addiction A New Foe in the Fight Against Addiction
    by Anthony K. Davis Spice is one of the most popular brands of synthetic cannabis, and is also [...]...
  • Change Change
    by Leon B. God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to [...]...
  • 10th Step 10th Step
    by Anonymous I know today what is important in my recovery. At the end of the day, I [...]...

Spring 2011 Volume 23 Issue 4

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  • Sobriety vs. Recovery Sobriety vs. Recovery
    by Anthony K. Davis I have always loved a good debate.  Because of my lifestyle today, where I [...]...
  • Spiritual Experience! Spiritual Experience!
    by Anthony K. Davis Chances are that if you have been around the EAI Alumni, you have heard [...]...
  • My Experience My Experience
    by Mike McC. Before coming to EAI I didn’t think it was possible to not only live sober [...]...
  • A Gift A Gift
    by Chris Wesolick When I was a kid, I never played any kind of sports and was  into [...]...
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