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Jul
30

Welcome Sydney to the Live Rite Team!

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July 30, 2020 at 12:18 PM

By Jim Chaney

Question and Answer with Live Rite's newest marketing employee Sydney
Jun
4

What's Happening at the Resource Center

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June 4, 2020 at 1:08 PM

By Lee Gothro

In this episode, I talk with Amy Buchanan, the Marketing & Oureach Coordinator at Live Rite's Recovery Resource Center, who shares with us the latest developments and upcoming events at the center.
May
28

Voices of Recovery, Vol. 5

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May 28, 2020 at 1:56 PM

By Lee Gothro

In this episode, I have a conversation with Madeline S. about things she has learned in her first year of recovery.
May
23

Truth and Perception

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May 23, 2020 at 4:27 AM

By Lee Gothro

This episode, I talk with returning guest Shannon Brockert of Imagine Counseling about how our experiences throughout life distort our perceptions of reality.
May
14

Choices

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May 14, 2020 at 2:07 PM

By Lee Gothro

In this episode, I talk about choices, why they are sometimes difficult, and how to be okay with that.
May
10

What's Going on at Live Rite

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May 10, 2020 at 6:27 PM

By Lee Gothro

In this episode I chat with Amy Buchanan, our Marketing and Outreach Coordinator, about current and forthcoming news and events.
May
4

The Gifts of Time at Home

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May 4, 2020 at 7:24 PM

By Lee Gothro

A talk with Shannon Brockert of Imagine Counseling about the opportunities available to us while staying home.
Apr
25

Voices of Recovery, Vol. 4

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April 25, 2020 at 1:04 PM

By Lee Gothro

A conversation with Ray D. about how to find and maintain serenity during difficult times.
Apr
21

Recovery & Hope for Survivors

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April 21, 2020 at 3:38 PM

By Lee Gothro

In this episode, I talk with Karan Bates-Gasior of Turning Point Macomb about resources for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Apr
12

Encouragement

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April 12, 2020 at 6:40 PM

By Lee Gothro

Encouragement: What is it? Where do I find it? How do I give it?
Apr
12

What We're Doing during the Pandemic

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April 12, 2020 at 6:25 PM

By Lee Gothro

In this episode, I talk with Amy Buchanan about what Live Rite is doing to help the community.
Mar
28

Voices of Recovery, Vol. 3

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March 28, 2020 at 3:03 PM

By Lee Gothro

A conversation with Mandy L. about coping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar
19

An Alternative to Incarceration

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March 19, 2020 at 1:59 PM

By Lee Gothro

A discussion with the Honorable Judge Carl J. Marlinga of the 16th Judicial Circuit Court in Macomb County on how mental health court can provide an alternative to prison.
Mar
14

Healthy Mind, Healthy Spirit, Healthy Body

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March 14, 2020 at 7:35 AM

By Lee Gothro

A conversation wih Shannon Brockert of Imagine Counseling on how taking care of the mind and spirit helps the body to stay healthy.
Mar
9

We Put the FUN in FUNdraising!

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March 9, 2020 at 10:21 AM

By Becky Grant

As a non-profit, we have to get creative to keep things running smoothly! Here are some of the ways we're raising funds!
Mar
7

Remembering Who You Are

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March 7, 2020 at 8:34 AM

By Lee Gothro

A conversation with Justin from Ascension Eastwood about accepting or rejecting labels applied to us.
Feb
29

Voices of Recovery, No. 2

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February 29, 2020 at 8:47 AM

By Lee Gothro

In this second episode of our ongoing series, I chat with Karen M. about recovery.
Feb
22

How I Find Peace of Mind

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February 22, 2020 at 9:28 AM

By Lee Gothro

Some things I've learned while in recovery about achieving serenity.
Feb
15

Keeping the Doors Open

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February 15, 2020 at 8:48 AM

By Lee Gothro

In this episode, we have a brief talk with Amy Buchanan about what our non-profit does and what it takes to make it work.
Feb
10

Higher Power or No Higher Power, That is the Question....

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February 10, 2020 at 10:43 AM

By Becky Grant

This month, I'm exploring options for different recovery programs. If you want to recover, there are several different pathways for you to choose from, and you can use a combination to create your own unique program. I also talk a little about my story and share about what works in my life.
Feb
8

Seasons of Recovery

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February 8, 2020 at 9:02 AM

By Lee Gothro

How the seasons can inspire growth in recovery, with special guest Bill P.
Feb
1

Reconciling Delusion

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February 1, 2020 at 8:55 AM

By Lee Gothro

A talk with Steve Lawrence.
Jan
25

How to Reset Yourself

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January 25, 2020 at 9:24 AM

By Lee Gothro

A conversation with Shannon Brockert of Imagine Counseling on how to restart your day.
Jan
25

Courage to Deal with the Real Issues

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January 25, 2020 at 9:04 AM

By Lee Gothro

A conversation with Gwendolyn Brammel of the Ascension Eastwood Recovery Center.
Jan
11

Voices of Recovery No. 1

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January 11, 2020 at 8:46 AM

By Lee Gothro

In this episode, the first of a new series, we discuss change with Sarah M.
Jan
4

New Year, New Beginnings.

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January 4, 2020 at 9:08 AM

By Lee Gothro

Starting 2020, a Year of Clarity.
Dec
28

Being Your Authentic Self

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December 28, 2019 at 8:34 AM

By Lee Gothro

Learn to uncover who you really are.
Dec
21

Resources

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December 21, 2019 at 9:00 AM

By Lee Gothro

We discuss services available to those who are struggling.
Dec
14

Structure in Recovery

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December 14, 2019 at 8:00 AM

By Lee Gothro

How structure can play a major role in recovery .
Dec
5

No Throw-away People

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December 5, 2019 at 2:59 PM

By Lee Gothro

Recovery in Prison.
Nov
23

Asking For Help

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November 23, 2019 at 8:44 AM

By Lee Gothro

Sometimes, asking for help is hard.
Nov
21

Free Haircuts, Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser, and Luncheon, OH MY!

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November 21, 2019 at 7:28 AM

By Becky Grant

It's been a busy few weeks here at our Recovery Resource Center! On top of the regular hustle and bustle, we have been organizing several great events, as well!
Nov
14

Gambling Addiction 101

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November 14, 2019 at 7:59 PM

By Lee Gothro

Weekly podcast: guest Mike Mooney.
Nov
8

Filling the Void

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November 8, 2019 at 2:18 PM

By Lee Gothro

Our weekly podcast, with special guest Amy B.
Nov
7

Live Rite Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)

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November 7, 2019 at 11:57 AM

By Jim Chaney

Live Rite President Brenda Maks sits down with those in our program and Live Rite staff to talk about Medication-Assisted Treatment for Recovery.
Nov
6

Brenda Maks appears on Recovery Happens Series

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November 6, 2019 at 11:11 AM

By Jim Chaney

Live Rite Structured Corp. president, Brenda Maks, sits down to talk about her recovery story on Blue Water Recovery & Outreach's Recovery Happens Series.
Oct
31

Live Rite Recovery Resource Center Podcast

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October 31, 2019 at 12:29 PM

By Lee Gothro

The weekly podcast for Thursday, October 31, 2019: Scary Stuff.
Oct
24

There's a New Way to find Employment with Nu-Way Staffing!

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October 24, 2019 at 7:48 AM

By Becky Grant

At Live Rite, we want to help you find employment! We created Nu-Way Staffing, where we guide you through every step of your journey towards your new job or career!
Aug
1

Resource Center Grand Opening

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August 1, 2019 at 1:44 PM

By Lee Gothro

Audio Podcast announcing our Resource Center Grand Opening on Friday, Aug 2nd, 3 - 7 PM
Jul
15

Is Relapse a Part of Recovery?

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July 15, 2019 at 7:59 AM

By Becky Grant

I've heard a lot of people talking about a really hot topic.... RELAPSE! Today I'm going to talk about whether relapse is a part of recovery and share a little of my story!
Jun
17

It’s an Exciting Time to Live Rite!

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June 17, 2019 at 7:20 PM

By Becky Grant

In the months since the last blog post, we’ve opened our Residential Recovery Resource Center, and started bringing people in to guide them on their journey of recovery!
Apr
2

Ask The Messengers

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April 2, 2019 at 12:37 PM

By Jim Chaney

On this episode ATM travels to Fraser, Michigan for an interview with the director of the Live-Rite Structured Recovery Corp, Brenda Mak and a few of our staff.
Apr
1

Live Rite Tonight - Pathways to Recovery

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April 1, 2019 at 10:30 AM

By Jim Chaney

Live -- Live Rite Tonight - Pathways to recovery. Visit us monthly! Table talk about different pathways to recovery.
Feb
21

The Pursuit, Surrender and Spirituality

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February 21, 2019 at 11:21 AM

By Emma Liverite

In this week's blog entry, I talk about my experience with the pursuit of things outside of ourselves, the principle of surrender, spirituality, and developing a relationship with a Higher Power in recovery.
Feb
1

Recovery Cliches and Why They Are Still Relevant and Valuable

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February 1, 2019 at 2:07 PM

By Emma Liverite

In this blog, I talk about the recovery clichés that we have heard dozens of times, and why they are still meaningful.
Oct
26

Live Rite Sits down with host Stacie Burns on MNOW Radio to discuss their recovery services and offer personal experiences of their own

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October 26, 2017 at 2:22 PM (Updated January 20, 2019 at 2:39 PM)

By Jim Chaney

Recovery Unfiltered, with host Stacie Burns, was Live on MNOW Radio with Live Rite Structured Recovery Corp's own President & CEO, Brenda Maks, and her secretary, Katie Karn. They begin by discussing what Live Rite has to offer, what good a Residential Recovery Center would do and finally tell their own stories and experiences.
Nov
26

Big things are happening!!

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November 26, 2018 at 10:48 AM (Updated January 20, 2019 at 2:00 PM)

By Brenda Maks

Brief history on Live Rite Corp and our continuous efforts to expand and try new things in the Recovery Community! This is how we plan to achieve better community engagement, more successful education programs and provide more services for those that are recovering from addiction.
Jan
15

Real People, Real Recovery!! Week 3

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January 15, 2019 at 11:22 AM

By Emma LiveRite

Every week at Live Rite, we will be posting a new interview with a client, house manager or staff member.
Jan
5

Real People, Real Recovery!! Week 2

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January 5, 2019 at 10:25 AM

By Emma LiveRite

Every week at Live Rite, we will be posting a new interview with a client, house manager or staff member.
Jan
3

Happy New Year!

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January 3, 2019 at 11:33 AM

By Emma LiveRite

As we look forward to 2019, we would like to reflect on our accomplishments in 2018.
Dec
26

Real People, Real Recovery!!

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December 26, 2018 at 9:27 AM

By Emma LiveRite

Every week at Live Rite, we will be posting a new interview with a client, house manager or staff member.