I just found out that there is a live stream available on, where else, YouTube (of course) to those individuals who still wish to attend AA meetings on a daily basis. Well now, you theoretically still can! Just like how most schools in the country are managing with their "distance learning," well we folks in … Continue reading SPECIAL: Distance fellowship, if you need it!
Check out the online version of my article in the nation's VERY FIRST recovery magazine produced by folks IN RECOVERY! I love the idea and general inspiration by this project, and when I was asked to write something up for it earlier in the year, I just leaped at the chance. It came out very … Continue reading MEDIA: This Recovery Life
A brand new part of my job as a peer coach is to work alongside a real-deal employment specialist, and I'm super excited about it. This will only bolster the services that patients will be receiving in the way of various guidance that can be applied to their own lives. Her name is Emma Young … Continue reading PODCAST: Sitting down with employment specialist Emma Young
Don’t Blame Yourself There’s a good chance the alcoholic or addict will try to make you believe that it is your fault that he or she picked up. The addict will tell you that if you didn’t say or do certain things, the relapse wouldn’t have happened. This is absolutely not true. Alcoholics have the … Continue reading FOOD4Thought: Trouble in relationships
I aim for redemption by way of self-reflection; we should all do the same. We all must become willing to explore deep self-reflection in order to become whole. Many of us in this "sober movement" understand that, in order to shed the old, we must become willing to take suggestions (The Steps from AA) #1, … Continue reading FROM-1-2-1: Shedding the Darkness
Despite the acoustic tune being released approximately 25 years ago, I think "Little Sister" is artfully realistic. Even the way she frantically picks out the melody and sings those endearing words denotes sensitivity towards addiction. Plus, it has always been one of my many absolute favorites on this classic record. In fact, Jewel's debut album … Continue reading MEDIA: Little Sister, by singer-songwriter Jewel
Methamphetamine, an illegal drug that sends the body into overdrive, is surging through the United States. Federal drug data provided exclusively to NPR show seizures of meth by authorities have spiked, rising 142% between 2017 and 2018. "Seizures indicate increasing trafficking in these drugs," says John Eadie, public health coordinator for the federal government's National … Continue reading MEDIA: Seizures of Meth, Coke, Other Stimulants Surging in US – NPR
And without further ado, here it is, my interview with tribal member and advocate Athena Lamson of the Penobscot Nation!
You know what, I've come to realize that the concept of religion and spirituality in general have become possibly even more influential to modern Western pop culture. Think about it, in the news, how often do we hear about the ongoing abortion debate? The folks that deem themselves "pro-life" never hesitate when it comes to … Continue reading ENTRY: Organized Religion a Valid Tool While in Recovery
The Big Book is a very useful tool; in fact, it's probably more useful than a new package of guitar strings would be for me… (Yeah really, 'tis that useful.) I would never encourage any person in recovery to live and breathe by the Big Book, just like I don’t really think a Christian person should encourage another Christian … Continue reading ENTRY: Absorbing the Big Book, before you even start it