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11 Years Ago You Died From Heroin Overdose, and I Became This Person

9/19/2017 Jess, Eleven years ago today, I was twenty, and the longest we had gone not seeing or talking to…

The Power of “I Don’t”

I am currently on a journey to eat more healthily. Before getting sober in 2009, I hardly ate sweets. Since…

Three Years After Mark Died, His Mother Gave Me His Music

It is National Recovery Month. Every September, SAMHSA sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance…

Can you spot the junkie?

Hey, I have a question for you. Yeah you. You know who you are. You’re the ones who hate. The…

The Harmful Effects of Isolation In Addiction

Research has linked social isolation to lower quality of life, health, and overall well-being, but how is isolation defined and…

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…