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Two Years Sober

“Miss Johnson, Miss Johnson, what is your phone number?” the police officer in my living room asked. I remember rubbing…

Solid Recovery Comes Down to Two Things

The other day, on Therapy Unscripted Live (streaming on Addiction Unscripted’s Facebook), I explored the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of…

The Script That Started The Heroin Epidemic

“Addiction, more specifically drugs, bring us to our knees. If you’ve never been addicted you’ll never know the pure hell…

A wretch like me

935 days… That’s how long it has been since I took my last drink. It’s not a big anniversary, or…

Measure to Repeal and Replace ACA Passes in House of Representatives

Today, the House of Representatives voted in favor of a measure that would repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act….

A Tale in Addiction: LIke Mother, like daughter

She was just a child. She was just a child who liked to drawing pretty pictures of fairies and flower…

Loving an addict

When another person causes you harm or makes you suffer,  it’s because they themselves are suffering deep down inside. Their…

The Reconstruction of Ryan Leone

“I try to pinpoint the moment when I started to die instead of live, when I became the bad guy…

Dear Son: The Letter I Would Have Sent Had I Known Opioids Would Take Your Life

Hi sweet boy. Today is nineteen months of life without you and it’s so hard. I spend a great deal…