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Recovery & The attitude of gratitude

In active addiction, life feels dark and bleak. Hours blur into days, and days blur into months. People represent obstacles,…

How to honor your feelings without letting them define you

In any stage of recovery, feelings will be experienced. They are a natural part of the equation, and a natural…

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…