Stories from men and women in AODA recovery.  

Goals can be Obtainable Dreams by Michelle Devine Giese

I had the privilege to spend some time with a former employee of STEP Industires.  He moved on to one of our employment partners a few years ago and continues to work his recovery program. He now o... read more

 


Hard Work Brings Rewards by Chris Koshalek

In the beginning, when I first joined STEP in 2010 a contract manucacturing business, I was a bit skeptical like I am sure a lot of people may have been. Did I want to work here?  Was this job righ... read more

 


Continuing to Learn by Stephanie Dodge

When I was asked to write an article about the leadership series I had participated in at STEP Industries a few months ago, I thought, “Where do I begin?”  We went over an enormous amount of materi... read more

 


Hard Work, Not Magic by Michelle Devine Giese

Sometimes when I want something or want to do something, I “wish” it to be mine or to come true.  Wishing on a star was fun when I was young but it does not really do much for me as an adult. I hav... read more

 


The Seeds of Hope by Laurie Lewis

Anyone who ever saw the movie Shawshank Redemption has to be familiar with the final words in the movie when Red is on the bus to Texas “I find I'm so excited, I can barely sit still or hold a thou... read more

 


Nothing I Wouldn’t Do To Keep My Sobriety by STEP Alumna Melissa S.

My name is Melissa and I’m an alcoholic.  I was 24 years old when I got sober.  Prior to that, there was almost nothing I wouldn’t do in order to get drunk.   After completing AODA treatment at Nov... read more

 


“Hard Work, Not Magic” by Michelle Devine Giese

Sometimes when I want something or want to do something, I “wish” it to be mine or to come true.  Wishing on a star was fun when I was young but it does not really do much for me as an adult. I hav... read more

 


Walking the road together by Stephanie Dodge

I have come to understand the importance of doing life together and helping one another through struggles. I have become invested in each person playing his or her part on this team, as we wo... read more

 


The only constant is change by Lynn McLaughlin, Professional Life Coach & Founder of DandAlliance

       Imagine this. In the middle of your routine day, someone approaches you with a monumental change that will affect the rest of your life. How would your body react? What emotional defenses wo... read more

 


Helping me get back on track by Kenya Davis

I never knew 15 years ago how much my life was going to change. My mom, who was my everything, got sick and needed a liver transplant.  I was taking care of my momma, sister, brother and my 2 kids.... read more