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
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 love crafting my own prayers. It's a special, sacred way of communicating with Higher Power, or God in my case. Of course, the prayers must be written down, so that I can keep revisiting them. They then serve like journal entries, as well. So, these homemade devotions make for very detailed and colorful time … Continue reading ENTRY: Praying the Way You Want to
I seem to remember one day a while back while seeking out some inspiration, I had asked my mother for some old religious literature. I knew she probably had some, and I figured that it was probably only Catholic, but I really didn’t care. She did find me a couple of very ancient looking books, … Continue reading ENTRY: Inspiration from Everywhere
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
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