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Eight Years Clean!

Today, I celebrate eight years clean & sober. I post this not to pat myself on the back, but to merely demonstrate to others that if I can do it, they can do it too. Prison, overdoses, stabbings, gunshots, homelessness, … Continue reading

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Seven Years Clean & Counting!

Today I celebrate seven years clean and sober! However, to be perfectly honest, I really do not feel like it should be a celebration of any sort. Rather, I have always contended that I should always be free from alcohol … Continue reading

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Free And Honest As Ever!

This week marked ten years that I was released from prison on June 8, 2004, after serving nearly six years for robbery, which was based on my past addictions to alcohol, drugs and gambling. Although I have done many good … Continue reading

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Six & A Half Years Clean!

It seems like only yesterday I was celebrating two years free from alcohol and drugs, since time goes by so quickly for me when I am clean and sober! I woke up this morning with six and a half years … 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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Resolve To Succeed!

We are now two weeks into 2014, and it is a good time to gauge where you are, as far as new year’s resolutions are concerned. Millions of people vow to start each year by working out, eating healthy, quitting … 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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