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It’s Been Three Years, One Month And Sixteen Days Since Morgan Left Spencer Recovery Center In Laguna Beach

Written by DeShawn McQueen on Wednesday, 05 September 2012. Posted in Voices in Recovery, Breaking News, Alcohol, Prescription Drugs

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Life is definitely back on track now that Morgan no longer drinks alcohol or consumes Ativan. Oh, she no longer takes stimulant medication either!

Despite the lack of her former “crutches”, Morgan is able to cope with life, now that she has the clarity of sobriety.

On a daily basis, she chats with her higher power, asking for help and guidance as she juggles each day to make it work. Morgan first learned to pray at Spencer Recovery Center [SRC].

Although she appears overly serious and stoic to most, she is beaming with joy inside, absolutely grateful for each moment that she takes a breath.

Morgan, now in her late twenties, looks particularly young for her age.

Most people think she is her late teens [thanks to the fact that she never consumed illicit drugs, ever]. Although this may seem like the typical girl’s dream, for Morgan it can be a challenge as most take her youthful looks and ominous presence for granted.

Before her alcohol and prescription pill use got out of hand, Morgan enjoyed working as a live-in nanny for several years. These days she is seriously contemplating kids of her own.

And now that she is content and happy with being alone, enjoying her solitude, available bachelors will not stop “knocking at her door”.

If you did not know, Morgan lives in Manhattan, Central Park West to be exact. As you can imagine, among the high producing Manhattanites, there are bound to be untreated alcoholics and addicts come across her path.

When Morgan encounters them, she takes great care not to judge. Instead, she often attempts to practice step twelve.

Morgan has changed a lot as a result of sobriety. She has had a spiritual transformation.

Morgan works full-time, as the Exhibits and Programs Director for a famous museum in Manhattan.

Meanwhile, she is in the final stretch of her tenure as a Ph.D. candidate in Art History, at a fine university.

Each morning she begins her day with an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, and to further maintain her peace of mind, she ends her day with a yoga or pilates class at least 4 days a week.

Morgan sponsors three young women and a lovely gay young man.

For the first time in her life, Morgan is excited and grateful to be in the skin she is in. She looks forward to what each day has to offer.

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About the Author

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen

DeShawn McQueen is a staff writer at Recovery Now Newspaper and, an informative newspaper that serves as a resource for persons of all stages of drug and alcohol treatment, by giving them access to relevant and necessary information so that they may live balanced and substance-free lifestyles. DeShawn graduated from Wayne State University with Bachelor of Science degrees in psychology and premedical sciences. He holds a Juris Doctors degree in law from Valparaiso University School of Law. DeShawn’s writing and research has been published in such academic journals as Behavioral Pharmacology and Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior among others. He lives in Los Angeles, California.

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