Jun 8, 2016

My Son Has a Drug Problem

I can still see my mother’s face when I came clean with the truth about my penchant for long-sleeved shirts in the summer. My family knew...
Jun 1, 2016

Step 1 in AA – Why You Aren’t Powerless

The concept of powerlessness is always a hot button topic amongst those sober (and not sober). I’ve heard heated post meeting debates on...
May 25, 2016

Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndome (PAWS)

PAWS may be a condition with a cute acronym, but its symptoms are really ugly. Let’s set the scene. You’re a month or two into...
May 11, 2016

Why Meditation is Critical for a Spiritual Way of Life

For a long time, I likened myself to “The Dude” from The Big Lebowski. I was a simple, laid-back guy with a cavalier attitude. A steady...
May 4, 2016

Reddit Helps People Get Sober and Stay Sober

First, if you haven’t been to Reddit yet, go now. Take a few minutes to comb through the internet’s treasures (and trash), all...
Apr 27, 2016

The 7th Step of the 12 Step Process of Recovery: What is Humility?

The seventh step of Alcoholics Anonymous urges us to embrace pursuit of humility as a fundamental aspect of staying sober. Humility is...
Apr 20, 2016

How To Choose a Good Drug Rehab

This is the question I hear most from families looking for an alcohol and drug rehab center for their loved one: How do I know alcohol and...
Apr 20, 2016

Pink Cloud Syndrome in Sobriety: Good or Bad?

I remember sitting in a 12 step meeting not long ago and hearing a newcomer, filled with the dubious elation of early sobriety, exclaim he...