Jen A. / Sobriety Diner
Damien / Sober Boots
During my active alcoholism, when I was drinking daily, I harbored a great fear of seeking help because I didn’t want to be ashamed.Read More
Jen A. / Sobriety Diner
I woke up one day about 5 months ago in a hotel approximately 4am on the floor, fully dressed from the night before sandwiched between the hotel desk and the bottom of the bed.Read More
Sondra Primeaux / The Unruffled
Finally, I had the freedom to drink and create.Read More
Dana Bowman / Momsieblog
Recovery is a funny thing.Read More
Melanie Lovatt / The University of Sheffield / via The Conversation
As part of the (UK) government’s strategy to cut the human and economic cost of alcohol misuse, it currently recommends that men and women shouldn’t regularly drink more than three to four and two to three units a day respectively. In theory, such guidelines help people make informed decisions about their health, but researchers have questioned their effectiveness.Read More
by Geoff Kane, MD, MPH
Too often society is unfair to people with addiction—a fact that disturbs most people with active addiction, most people who are recovering from addiction, and most people who advocate for those groups. Fortunately we can do something about it. Don’t be daunted—small steps can have a powerful impact.Read More
by Howard Weissman, Executive Director / NCADA
Addiction remains misunderstood and stigmatized. This is news to exactly no one. But recovery is not stigmatized, it’s celebrated. The problem is, it’s celebrated quietly, often in closed meetings with coins that stay buried in purses or pants pockets.Read More
Not a #TBT exactly but another post that originally appeared on Wrath66.com, a now defunct blog of yours truly, sometime in the fall of 2008. It is here now as it was referenced in the current episode (as of this writing,) Episode 6, of The Since Right Now Podcast as well as an insight into the head of an addict, at that point almost 10 years in recovery, drifting about the upper reaches of a very deep depression.
This particular post was an expression of what I dubbed the 8 Mile Method [video, explicit language] of disarming one's detractors. Though, in retrospect, it is not remotely as insightful or soul-barring as I think I believed it was at the time.
I'm pretty sure it would be at best an incomplete—not to mention, unsatisfying—4th Step [pdf].
It's also worth noting that a number of my beliefs have evolved since the writing. Most noticeably, my position on taking an SSRI.Read More
This post originally appeared on Wrath66.com, a now defunct blog of yours truly, sometime in the fall of 2008. It is here now as an insight into the head of an addict, at that point almost 10 years in recovery, drifting about the upper reaches of a very deep depression. Unsure if we were headed up…or further down.
*Throwback Thursday, Mom.Read More
by Drew Gibson