Guilt and Shame

In my experience the guilt and shame families live with when a member of their family is in active addiction is the main cause of enabling the addict to continue using. At first their shame puts up a curtain to the world so their secret is hidden which helps the addict go deeper into […]

By |June 16th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A better Life

Getting clean & sober doesn’t make us saints or perfect human beings but it does give us the chance to become a more loving and caring version of ourselves. This teaches us to be grateful for the small blessings and to be in acceptance of the storms in our lives, finding peace and serenity […]

By |June 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s what you learn, not what you experience

Many years ago I came to the crossroads of my life and took the wrong turn. It’s too late to go back and take the right road but I’ve learned so much from taking that wrong turn those many years ago. It’s not the road you take that matters, it’s what you learn along […]

By |June 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The perfect business model

First the Pharma industry made billions flooding this country with opioids which has created a Tsunami of addiction. Now they are selling us medication to relieve the constipation caused by opioid use and selling naloxone (Narcan) medication to counter opioid overdose. This is the perfect business model, like an arsonist who sells fire extinguishers.

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

Dreams come true

Now that we’re clean & sober we realize that this isn’t the finish but just the start of our journey. It doesn’t make us heroes just because we stopped breaking the hearts of those that love us. We not only rebuild the damage we have caused but we take it a step further and […]

By |May 31st, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

There is no difference

There is no difference between a functioning alcoholic who is very successful and a heroin addict who begs on the street for their next fix. They are both slaves to their addiction, unable to stop drinking and using. A slave in a penthouse is still a slave. Don’t fool yourself in thinking that you’re […]

By |May 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The nature of Man

A man sat alone and crying in the middle of a jungle while a Gorilla, a Lion, a Cheetah, a snake and a wise old Owl gathered around him. “Why are you crying” asked the Gorilla, the man answered “I’m not happy because I am weak”. The Gorilla said “I will give you my […]

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

Sitting Still

How do I apply the wisdom I know to be true in my every day life? How can I believe in all of this wisdom and truth and still not change? How can I translate these words of wisdom that I believe in into my daily actions? The answer I have found for myself […]

By |May 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The choice is mine.

The are two distinct differences between what is going on in this world and what is going on with me. It is very important for me to understand that. I’m powerless over this crazy world and all the people in it, the best I can do is not to contribute to this craziness and […]

By |May 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hope is the best of all things

Active addiction robs us of one of our most valuable resources which is to have hope in our lives. We all need hope in order for us to keep believing that our lives can change from the depths of the misery of active addiction to the freedom of recovery. With hope we can discover […]

By |May 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments