Grasping At Hope In The Pits

Chances are you didn’t start out intending to become an addict. Having an “-ism” wasn’t on your childhood wish list. Truth is your addiction started quite innocently enough. You were at a party and someone offered you a beer. Later on, some friends were smoking a joint and offered you a hit and without thinking […]

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Step 1: Admitting We Were Powerless

We admitted we were powerless over our addiction, that our lives had become unmanageable. We tried to stop, but we couldn’t. It wasn’t even remotely fun anymore. No matter how much we drank, we couldn’t reach the point where we felt good. No matter how much we smoked, snorted, swallowed, or shot, the rush of […]

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6,940 Days

6,940 days. In a few hours from now, I’ll mark 19 years clean and sober on my life calendar. It’s been a long, long journey to here. The irony of this isn’t lost on me as I watch the nightly news report the sad passing of another brother who lost his fight. Robin Williams made […]

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