Passing Through Societal Stigma and Alcoholism

Passing Through Societal Stigma and Alcoholism

A Society Truth. Humans beings face an onslaught of societies’ expectations from the day they are born. Being an alcoholic or a drug addict in society adds a whole new layer of complexity to the way we view ourselves and our self-image can be distorted worse...
Emotions and Early Sobriety

Emotions and Early Sobriety

Sing, Sing a Song “Nobody knows the trouble I’ve seen. Nobody knows my sorrow.” These two lines of an old slavery song are the same two lines my sister use to sing to herself as a young teenager in her bedroom when she would cheer herself up. It was totally morbid,...

From a Quick Fix to A Permanent Solution

After all the years I spent trying to get sober, it was almost a relief when I was sent into a rehab facility for a few months. I had never been able to put together more than a couple of days of continuous sobriety and I knew that I just needed to stop using heroin...

Connecting in Recovery: How and Why

Are you in recovery or are you around recovery?  There is a distinct difference.  Everyone is not so quick to embrace the “We” of the program, but the recovery process was impossible for me to embark on alone. So let’s get down to the how and why of connection. I just...

10 things I didn’t know about early recovery

It’s hard to forget my first couple of months in sobriety.  It wasn’t the easiest time and everyday I was facing completely new territory.  My emotions, attitudes and even behaviors were beginning to come out in a way I had never experienced.  I didn’t realize it at...