Tag: getting sober

The Sackler Family: A Blood Money Legacy

Google the Sackler name, and heading the results is an article by Forbes touting the Sackler’s as being the 19th wealthiest families in the United States, though it makes no mention of the blood money that built this family. Maybe you’ve seen their names have been seen in museums and colleges all around the northeast;

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Not A Moment Too Soon

650 days sober! I suppose I should start by saying, whether it’s your first day, or thousandth (yes, you know who you are), it’s not a moment too soon! This isn’t an easy journey and I give so much respect to everyone who is struggling to break free from addiction, no matter where you are

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Mom: Of All The Things You Kept

My mom kept a lot of things. -that may be a vast understatement. Growing up I knew she kept, matchbooks, mementos, and refrigerator magnets. She collected pens with marketing promos and hotel notepads. Even in later years, she would stop to pick up old hubcaps on the roadside for potential yard art, and eyeball wooden

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Dry January: What’s The Hype?

In the UK, 20 people daily die as a result of their own drinking, and the total amount of lives affected is innumerable. As a result, Dry January has become a widely accepted ‘challenge’ -for lack of a better term. Although, the public campaign isn’t entirely about abstaining from alcohol

Keep Doing Better!

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then, when you know better, do better.” -a quote by Dr. Maya Angelou Most people live this way, in all reality; addicts are not exempt from this. Believe it or not, most people who become addicts are doing all they can to cope with some deep-seated

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New Year, Who Dis?

Well, 2019 is knocking at the door, and before you finish blinking we will be ringing in the New Year! As we leave 2018 in the dust, here are some other things to turn up your coat tails to while you are at it! second guessing your decisions explaining yourself focusing on the past feeling

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Keep Your Glass Full

Being a recovering alcoholic, this one was usually my number one rule. “Keep your glass full”, or at least, “keep ’em coming” was my Modus Operandi; Gray Goose and make it strong. Now though, keeping my glass full simply means taking time to rejuvenate and recharge my own internal energy. At one point or another,

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Celebrity Addiction: When The Music Stops…

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, left untreated, addiction too, can and will kill you. -and before anyone starts in with that, “people die every day and no one bats an eye but one

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FOMO? No mo’!

Well, readers, it’s Memorial Day weekend, so now is just as good as any to address the elephant in your recovery room; celebrations. Also how i overcame my FOMO – “…we talked about a lot on these drives…this day, in particular, might have saved my life…”, and how to take your power back! -catch ya on the #soberside

Meditation: The Medication You’ve Been Missing

While life is busy happening, unfolding all around you in rapid succession, I know all too well that it can start to feel like your recovery is at a standstill. Somedays, your progress won’t be so evident. It begins to get frustrating that while the world around you is flying by, you feel stagnant in

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