What do I do now?

What do I do now? After getting sober we are left with a huge hole in our lives. While it is imperative to build a support group and make sure that we are getting the help we need (treatment, mental/physical/emotional health, etc), I believe it is important to begin to …

Breaking Life Up

When we get clean and sober life can come hitting us hard. A lot of times we have a lot of healing to do. Healing with others and healing with ourselves. That’s why I always tell people that we need to take our time and be patient. How do you …

Triggers: What are they?

Triggers: What are they? Once we make the choice to quit getting high and make the choice to save ourselves we are going to endure triggers. A trigger is something that triggers a euphoric recall, a craving/desire to get high, or just an overall thought of drugs and even the …

What Does It Take to Get Sober?

What does it take to get sober? I was talking with a family member the other day about how to discuss the matter of getting clean and sober. The idea is how to convey it to other people in a way that it seems exciting. The unfortunate truth is that …

From the Mind of an Addict Introduction

Hello, everyone and welcome to my blog, From the Mind of an Addict. I am an accomplished musician, published writer, and a recovered addict. I am also the father of two beautiful girls, and another baby on the way. I am married to a wonderful woman who supports me in …