2018 in Review

I believe it to be important to reflect on what the years have brought us. Whether  we are trying to sort our lives out or we have it all together, all of us could benefit from a little reflection. Where we were, where we are, and where we are planning …

Romance & Finance

I was in my PO’s office shortly after my most recent release from prison. My PO warned me that the biggest cause of relapse is romance and finance. Now, this was not the first time that I had heard this statement, and it had always bugged me. I never knew …

Life on the Streets: Gratitude

Let me tell you about what goes on in my head. I think that getting high and living on the street is a far better life. It’s easier, right? I mean no job to go to, no stress of life, no nothing, but just looking for the fix. However, I …

Some Thanks for Seven Years of Sobriety

Tomorrow will be seven years clean. I used to sit in the AA, NA, CMA, etc rooms while I was on probation, and just be simply blown away at the people that have 5, 7, 10, 20 years clean. However, I did think that taking smoke breaks in the middle …

About Forgiveness + An Extra Story

I was really beginning to think about what I could discuss today. I had a few ideas but, I have some better timing for those topics. To be honest, I am still reeling from this weekend. This was certainly one of the craziest weekends I have had in a while, …

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 …