It happens periodically, where I find myself face-to-face with alcohol; either in restaurants, parties or other random social settings. Actually, it seems to be rather unavoidable in…… Read more “Faced With Alcohol”
Well, this round with celebrity addiction was especially jarring for Mac Miller fans and rap listeners around the globe; bringing to light the very real probability that,…… Read more “Celebrity Addiction: When The Music Stops…”
Often, the term ‘recovery’ leads people to infer that you will one day return to your old self; same old normal you before all this mess began.…… Read more “Rethink Recovery”
Well, here we are approaching another summer holiday and for some of you, I know it’s officially crunch time. Summer parties send up triggers and temptation like…… Read more “Refreshments, Anyone?”
…Think about how many people had to eat oleander and die from it before people were like, “oh yeah, maybe we shouldn’t eat those ones, or pick them really lets just leave those alone.”
Keep in mind, the technology at our fingertips now is but a “.” on the very last page of human history.
Being afraid of new things is…
“Once an addict, always an addict.”
If you have been in recovery for any amount of time, you have heard this statement. Which is why my last blog, Reflections probably had some of you reeling. This is one of the more damming renowned recovery statements.
I use the word ‘damming’ to describe it because I feel that way when I hear it. Like my entire recovery is being funneled into this life sentence telling me repeatedly that eventually, I will relapse. That seems like a bum rap from the jumpstart if you ask me.
Am I the only one who feels like this system is setting me up for the mindset that I will inevitably fail, rather than that I will undoubtedly succeed?
A sliver of light broke over the horizon as I poured myself into bed this morning; happy, clear-headed and completely sober. I did it! I officially…… Read more “Reflections Of The Past While Moving Forward”
Your recovery is directly dependant on your honesty and to some degree your ability to be vulnerable while still communicating effectively. This, for many people and for…… Read more “We Tried Brutal, Now Let’s Try Compassionate Honesty”
I’m going to take some time to talk about something that I feel, is a little missunderstood from both, the addict in recovery and the person who…… Read more “Addiction Isn’t A Choice, You Are Just Hurt”
In recovery a lot of people will ask, ‘what was your key’ or ‘how did you stay sober’ and I never really have an answer. Well, that’s…… Read more “Find Your ‘Fix’ In Nature”