Out of the Darkness

Join Me in Supporting the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. I’m walking in the Out of the Darkness Washington DC Walk to fight suicide and support AFSP’s bold goal to reduce the suicide rate 20% by 2025. Some staggering facts: In 2014 (latest available data), there were 42,773 reported suicide deaths. Suicide is the fourth leading cause of…

I Am Proud of Who I am

I’m proud of who I am
No more monsters, I can breathe again
And you said that I was done
Well, you were wrong and now the best is yet to come
‘Cause I can make it on my own

The Benefits of Recovering Together

I have to admit that I still have a hard time asking for help, but I do it anyway. Why? I have to! I have to in order to stay sober! I always thought that I could do anything by myself, after all I am a fixer, a doer, a problem solver, but with quitting…

When Addiction Collides with Tragedy

That’s what alcohol did for me. It was my drink all you want card – my mom has cancer, gulp, gulp, and thousands of people just died, gulp, gulp, have another! I was so emotionally unavailable, and totally incapable of doing anything but numbing myself by getting drunk.

The Importance of Fellowship in Early Recovery

By Luke Pool Just as there are many ways to develop an addiction, there are numerous ways to overcome an addiction. While the general public tends to see addiction treatment programs as the most effective or even the only reliable means of overcoming addiction, other recovery resources — i.e., medication-assisted treatment, twelve-step and other types of…