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Addiction: How To Prepare For Death, Part 1

My addiction to narcotic pain medication has provided to me an education in life I never could have foreseen coming….

Life On Life’s Terms

Today is the 998th day that I have been sober. I use a tracker on my iPhone called “Since I”…

How I lost my best friend & myself to addiction

Growing up, I got the typical drug talk. And by that I mean I had one class in 6th grade…

Two Years Sober

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

Death over sobriety: treating depression and addiction 

Sam first admitted into drug and alcohol treatment after her involuntary hospitalization release. This had been her second suicide attempt…

Addiction, Recovery, & Recurring Painful Experiences

RJ Handley One of the greatest spiritual truths I have learned after the 12 Steps is that we will repeatedly…

My mother never gave up, I survived addiction

Mother’s Day was yesterday, and I did what many normal families do. I am a 28 year old mother of…

3 Common Misconceptions About Recovery

So much of recovery focuses on early sobriety. The first 24 hours, the first 30 days. Many treatment centers offer…

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…