It's no secret that I wholeheartedly support and stand by ALL methods to attain recovery via sobriety. For example, I respect and admire addicts who attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, work with a sponsor, and actually delve into the 12-step process. Furthermore, I definitely can attest to the fact that there are some people in recovery … Continue reading MEDIA: MAT Clinics, Powers for Good & Not Evil
Just about everyone knows "Under the Bridge" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A lot of people know, too, that the song does in fact pertain to drug addiction. Many alt-rock/indie-rock bands from the early '90s were experiencing major woes when it came to the various members engaging in illicit drug use. Obviously, partying is … Continue reading MEDIA: Under the Bridge
I would say there is comfort mentally in knowing that self-control truly is my biggest struggle. I also think it has been the biggest catalyst for all of my major life problems, such as addiction and apprehension. I wrote a prayer speaking of just this… God, I need you I need you completely I beg … Continue reading ENTRY: Self-Control
I will honestly tell you that I hate going to church with my parents. Yes, ’tis true. I really do not enjoy the mandatory, mind you, action of attending Catholic mass with my family. Typically, especially as of recently since I’ve been working on a more full-time basis, when I’m home, I want to stay … Continue reading ENTRY: Spirituality, On Your Terms
Today, on Twitter, I had the pleasure of talking to a very sweet, fellow recovering addict. She is allowing me to post her handle on the site, it's @jonniqueen. Let me tell ya, this girl is infinitely wise; I found her to be incredibly insightful and it was a great pleasure to exchange words with her. … Continue reading FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Gratitude Lists
So, I've had some people ask how I feel about Pres. Trump's proposal to implement the death penalty for convicted drug dealers. I have put a great deal of thought into this. I knew that when I started this blog, I absolutely would want to discuss the current prevalence of drugs in the world today, … Continue reading ENTRY: Capital Punishment for Dealers?
Yesterday, I chaired the peer-support group that I came up with called, "Stepping Stones." I would never have been able to make the opportunity a reality if it weren't for the perpetual support and overall guidance of my own counselor (and also group co-chair!). To honor her privacy, I will refrain from mentioning even just … Continue reading ENTRY: Positive ‘Stepping Stones’