MUSINGS: The Broad Highway

This is, by far, one of my favorite passages written in the Big Book (of Alcoholics Anonymous).  Upon first reading this inspirational portion, I was awestruck.  To be honest, I think it was the simplicity of the text that truly compelled me.  Moreover, this is a useful section to return to especially if you toil … Continue reading MUSINGS: The Broad Highway

ENTRY: The ‘Big Book’ – use it to your advantage!

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!

ENTRY: Absorbing the Big Book, before you even start it

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

From1-2-1: Even in Dark & Lonely Times, Amanda Still has Recovery

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

ENTRY: Oh, Lovely Energy

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

From1Addict2Another: Much-Anticipated Conclusion to Author Saffold’s Addiction Story

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

MEDIA: Under the Bridge

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

MEDIA: Muse du Jour

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

ART: The Apprehensive Addict

I've been to many invigorating AA meetings.  And I get it; some meetings are most certainly not as fulfilling as others.  Also, it's plausible that some addicts or alcoholics might have had a negative experience related to attending a meeting, and it might be why he or she doesn't continue to go.  This is part … Continue reading ART: The Apprehensive Addict

MEDIA: Angel — a True Classic

I need some distraction / Beautiful release / Memories seep from my veins / Let me be empty / Oh, and weightless, / and maybe, / I'll find some peace tonight / In the arms of an angel / These are such memorable and compelling words.  This is from the undeniably enchanting Angel, written and … Continue reading MEDIA: Angel — a True Classic