Staying Grateful

Staying Grateful

A grateful addict will never use drugs again.  In recovery, it is critical that we always remember where we came from.  If we forget where we come from we are doomed to go back there.   If we remain grateful every day we can put into perspective how great our life is...
Modeling Effective Strategy in Recovery

Modeling Effective Strategy in Recovery

Addiction is a mental illness that lives in our mind. It is critical that we choose an effective strategy to model if we are to stay clean. Choosing a strategy that is proven time and time again is important because our life depends on it. The 12-step model has been...
Knowing Your Enemy

Knowing Your Enemy

The disease of addiction lives in our thinking. It is a cunning, baffling, insidious force that only leads us to destruction. If we come to understand what we are battling and decide not to give it an edge, we take it’s power away. The problem is never outside...
Keeping Recovery First

Keeping Recovery First

For a person in Recovery, Recovery must always come first. Recovery is a very serious commitment. It is a matter of life and death. Part of the disease of addictions job is to distract us from our recovery. Keeping Recovery first can have a lot off meanings such as...
Fulfillment in Recovery

Fulfillment in Recovery

The key to changing the way that we feel in recovery is to become fulfilled. Addiction is a disease where we get instant gratification with pain as a consequence. Fulfillment is made up of two emotional needs of the spirit. We have a need to grow and a need to be in...
Spiritually Awakened

Spiritually Awakened

In August of 2001, I was trying to escape hell. I was withdrawing from a nine-year opioid habit in the bedroom of my parents home. After 3 days of horrific illness, I felt good enough to turn on the television. My favorite movie Shawshank Redemption was the first...