Author: Deborah Beddoe

Deborah lives in Poulsbo, Washington with her husband David. They've been married for more than two decades and have four fantastic children, two very demanding cats, and a giant puppy.
Addiction & Recovery

Book launch day

Our book, The Heart of Recovery: How Compassion and Community Offer Hope in the Wake of Addiction, is out now!

Podcast

Community is Key to Recovery

In this episode of We Digress, Dave and Deb talk about community and briefly wax nostalgic over small-town life in autumn. Ah, the joys of

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Relearning and Reviving Compassion

In this podcast episode, Dave and Deb dig into compassion and digress to the Great British Baking Show and Survivor — the longest running American reality TV show.

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A conversation about Purpose in recovery

Restoring a sense of purpose will help a recovering addict stay sober. They need to find where they fit, how they can contribute, and be able to participate in society.

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A conversation about physical recovery from prescription opioid addiction

Dave and I talk about the physical aspects of his recovery from prescription opioid addiction: withdrawal, post-acute withdrawal syndrome, and more.

Addiction & Recovery

What do you mean you’re “in recovery”? Why aren’t you healed?

Recovery is more than just living without addiction. Recovery involves heart, soul, mind, and strength.

Addiction & Recovery, Healing our community

Where you need to be and where you are most needed

We won’t always feel the thrill of this is the thing I was made to do. When it no longer sparks joy, we will wish we could throw away our calling like the jeans we’ve been hanging onto for someday. Just because you are called to something doesn’t mean it will be easy. In fact, I can say with total confidence that it won’t be. If it was, we wouldn’t need a power greater than ourselves. 

Addiction & Recovery, Healing our community

Seven Reasons to Hope- a free ebook for you

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HEY! I finally finished a book! And to celebrate me actually finishing a book and Dave’s 10th anniversary of freedom, we are giving it away FREE to everyone who subscribes this month.

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10 years clean: celebrating with ordination and a feature in Guideposts Magazine

Dave celebrated 10 years of sobriety this month! Not only that, he passed his ordination exams and will be an officially ordained pastor this coming

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