Selfishness of addiction

 

The mortal enemy of a loving family is active addiction because it robs us of the ability to feel the heartache we are putting our loved ones through.

We might feel that heartache at times but we are too focused on feeding our addiction to do anything about it. The worse part of addiction […]

By |February 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wanting Peace and Serenity

I believe there is something that we all yearn for in our lives whether we are white or black, male or female, rich or poor, democratic or republican. What we all have in common is the desire to be at peace with ourselves and our loved ones. We also want the calmness in this […]

By |January 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

800lb Marijuana Gorilla in the Room.

It is time to recognize and discuss the 800lb Gorilla in the room, “Marijuana Abuse”. Now that state after state is legalizing the recreational use of Marijuana, we have to look at the consequences of legal Marijuana.

There are approximately 15 million Americans that have an alcohol abuse/addiction problem. Alcohol continues to be the most […]

By |January 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Unresolved childhood pain, loneliness and heartache.

 

 

I was at a recent memorial for a good friend of mine who passed away this month. He had an equal measure of charm, nastiness, love, anger and true caring for others. He was an addict in recovery who had Cancer and got addicted to opiates once again and started to push us away […]

By |December 30th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

No longer running away.

It’s not life I try to escape from, it’s the pain in my life I sometimes run away from but knowing that if I stop and face my pain I don’t have to run away any more. I abused drugs for many years trying to get away because I didn’t have the wisdom or recovery […]

By |December 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Post Intervention

 

 I just finished watching two reruns of my Intervention shows on A&E and I felt sad because both of these young people did not stay clean & sober once they left Treatment. The best that residential treatment can do for an addict is to give them a space of time where they are not […]

By |December 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Being a Sober Coach

I’ve had quite the eclectic life, heroin addict, prisoner, residential treatment director, actor, TV interventionist and a sober coach on the A&E show “The sober coach chronicles”. I’ve been blessed many times in my life but none more than now. Being a sober coach to my clients has been the most rewarding  career I’ve […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Troubling times of chaos.

These troubling chaotic times of political turbulence, climate change and the economic uncertainty of tomorrow is the cause of fear and great concern within us all.

There has always been times of chaos, political upheaval and economic hard times but somehow this feels different because of technology and social media. The insanity surrounds us, unable to […]

By |November 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

P then P. Priority then Practice

To follow up on my previous blog about what Aesop knew those many years ago about “When all is said and done, more is said than done.” I ended it with “Now you know the truth as well, what are you going to do about it?” I found that in order to apply the […]

By |November 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When all is said and done, more is said than done. Aesop

Most of us can see the problem, understand the problem and know the solution to that problem but very few of us take the actions needed to solve that problem.

The smoker who knows smoking is very bad for their health and understands all the possible nightmare health problems smoking can cause thinks because they are […]

By |October 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments