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 …