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Sober Living | Johanna Bergland

Posted on October 2, 2020

After 8 years of heavy drinking, I’d gotten myself clean and spent 3 months in the Progress Valley halfway house in Bloomington, Minnesota. I was nearly finished with the program…

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11 Unwritten Rules of Prison | Noah Bergland

Posted on September 19, 2020

Prison is full of rules. Unfortunately, the written rules will only keep you from conflict with the staff. If you want to make it through your sentence, the most important rules to…

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My Best Friend | Johanna Bergland

Posted on September 18, 2020

Even though we did everything together, I knew I had to break up with my best friend. Addiction does not discriminate, it affects all walks of life. Statistically, 1 out…

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the written rules of prison | Noah Bergland

7 Written Rules of Prison | Noah Bergland

Posted on September 11, 2020

Of course, there are written rules in prison, and you can find them in the handbook at your institution. However, even though I served seven years, I didn’t find the…

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Mixed Family | Dennis Cockerham

Mixed Race Family | Dennis Cockerham

Posted on September 10, 2020

Small town Nebraska raised, I was not taught to distinguish people by their race or color of their skin. I could not even tell you the general consensus on the…

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Clean and Sober | Noah Bergland

Posted on September 1, 2020

September 1st, 2016 is my clean (sobriety) date. I went to prison on September 3rd, 2013, so the last time I used drugs was during my incarceration. When I went…

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