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Sharing Is Caring!

I had a great time this past Tuesday night at the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, as I spoke about my book, “Jew in Jail,” and recovery from addiction. I appreciate everyone who came out to hear … Continue reading

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Recovery Is Freedom!

My name is Gary Goldstein, author of “Jew in Jail,” as well as blogger, and motivational & inspirational speaker. More importantly, however, is the fact that I am an addict in long-term recovery, approaching six years and four months clean. … Continue reading

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Enough Already!

I am always sad to learn of a fellow addict’s death, but am also always upset that it takes it happening to someone famous for the media to again take notice and devote time to this disease. Actor Philip Seymour … Continue reading

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Six Years And Counting!

Yesterday marked six years that I have been clean & sober, and while I don’t really make a big deal out of it myself, I know the significance is the fact that other people in recovery can benefit by realizing … Continue reading

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Work Hard & Help Others!

Ever since getting arrested and finding myself incarcerated for nearly six long years back in 1998, I decided right then and there to make a change. I wrote my book, “Jew in Jail,” while serving my sentence, and it was … Continue reading

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A Day Of Recovery To Remember!

I had such an amazing time at the 2013 Rally4Recovery this past Saturday in Providence, Rhode Island, which I attended with my friends from the New York State Office Of Alcoholism And Substance Abuse Services, that I can hardly believe … Continue reading

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Recovery Is Great!

Without a doubt, these past five years and nine plus months have been the best of my 51 year life so far. Recovery has helped me reclaim my life, self-esteem, self-confidence, and purpose for being. Even though I nearly died … Continue reading

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