I love the Big Book. It’s like a Bible for people that go to AA and NA (Narcotics Anonymous). My intention with this blog, in general, is to help the addict that is still suffering and/or did suffer at one point. We are all still addicts and it’s important for us to keeping working with … Continue reading ENTRY: The ‘Big Book’ – use it to your advantage!
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
I have been sober for 3 months now. I have learned a great deal about myself and why I started using in the first place. Many of my problems revolve around my relationship with my family. It's not good. Let's just say that it's not the typical relationship that you would have with your family. … Continue reading From1-2-1: Even in Dark & Lonely Times, Amanda Still has Recovery
Life is good. I am living it one day at a time, in a sober manner. There are some very stressful situations, but hey, that’s life. Stress is totally, 100% typical for everybody. That's clear. Also, none of us is perfect. I am a perfectionist, but I have to always remember that I will never … Continue reading ENTRY: Oh, Lovely Energy
First, here's a little self-penned background info about our centerfold Dave Saffold: David J. Saffold is an author, coach, pastoral counsellor, and minister living in Nashville, TN. His new book, uniquely titled A Beginner’s Guide To Perfection, is an endearing, eye-opening foray into the ominous underground world of drug & alcohol addiction. The book also … Continue reading From1Addict2Another: Much-Anticipated Conclusion to Author Saffold’s Addiction Story
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 was feeling inspired today. You know, that's one thing I truly love about being sober. It feels so good and fulfilling to experience real emotions again. And it could be any emotion. I remember having a somewhat curious bout of constant crying spells about a month into sobriety. I know this has happened to … Continue reading MEDIA: Muse du Jour