When the Fog Lifts

When the Fog Lifts

Recently I went out for a kayak ride and was immediately engulfed in a fairly thick fog. I knew the sun was peeking its way out and would eventually win the battle and burn off the fog. What I didn’t know was how long it would take and if it would be an...

How I stopped drinking

When I got sober I was living in a residential treatment facility and my life wasn’t going so great. I didn’t grow up with aspirations to one day call a program my home. As a matter of fact, I didn’t grow up with many aspirations at all. I grew up in a city and...
The Progressive Disease of Alcoholism – Jen’s Story

The Progressive Disease of Alcoholism – Jen’s Story

The last time I was drunk I threw a retirement party for my BFF (best friend forever). Their name is Alcohol. Little did that friend know, it was also a goodbye party.  I sat by myself with the exact amount of Alcohol I knew would get me drunk enough to FEEL the...

HEROIN ADDICTION: HOW I RECOVERED

On November 21, 2010 I woke up underneath a bridge for the last time.  I had spent more time than I ever planned sleeping outdoors, getting arrested and lying to everyone I loved.  November 22 is the day my life started over again.  It was the day my life truly...

My Story – Recovered Yogi

As an active alcoholic and drug addict, my mind became a constant and persistent judge and critic. It was relentless and overpowering. My thoughts were always focused on when and how I was going to once again obtain the ease and comfort that came from that first drink...