Success Is Found In Your Daily Routine

I have always done better with a schedule. In the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous  on Page 86 it says “Alcoholics are undisciplined, so we discipline ourselves in the simple way we have just outlined”.  It then goes on to outline a simple morning and evening meditation.  I think this Continue Reading

How to Stay Sober

Congratulations if you have just completed a substance abuse treatment program.  I know that the journey to get to treatment can be a painful one.  Detox and first few weeks can be very scary.  The thought of being without your drug of choice is terrifying and the actual detox will Continue Reading

Alcoholism – How & When To Help

It is so difficult to find your role in the life of the Alcoholic/Addict.  You desperately want to help, frustrated by why they can’t just stop, angry because they won’t. It is like a roller coaster of fear, sadness and anger.  One day there is hope, the next day, disaster. Continue Reading

Codependency – Put On Your Seatbelt

I have written several posts about a plan of action for the Codependent prior to the Alcoholic/Addict seeking help.  I think it’s time to talk about what happens after they finally surrender and ask for help.  When an Alcoholic/Addict finally surrenders and decides to seek help you may be relieved Continue Reading

Finding Spirituality

One of the greatest gifts I’ve received from living sober one day at a time is learning about spirituality.  I don’t think sober people are the only residents in the 4th dimension, I think there is alot of us.  It really is no different than practicing the philosophies of different Continue Reading

How to Shift Your Perception

Today is a great day to shift your perception about the week ahead.  Substitute your “to do” list with “what I got done” list.   Make a commitment for just this week starting tonight to make a gratitude list before you go to bed.  Sounds corny but I bet by Continue Reading

Outward Appearances vs. Inside Reality

I heard something the other day that has really stuck with me.  Been Rolling it around in my head for days.  So I thought I would write about it.  This process of writing has really been an extraordinary process. As you read my posts it might seem like I’m telling Continue Reading

Dealing With Grief In Recovery

Grief is one of the most difficult of emotions to encounter.  Grief is the normal and natural emotional reaction to loss or change of any kind. The Alcoholic mind wants to be in control at all times, in chaos or in comfort.  The Alcoholic/Addict see’s things in only black and Continue Reading

Selfishness, The Root Of The Problem

I remember when I finally got sober after this last relapse,  I was staying with a woman from AA.  She had answered my call for help and picked me up at a sordid place and took me to a  12 step meeting.  I was homeless at the time and in Continue Reading

The Invisible Boat

I heard a story in the rooms some time ago that really stuck with me.  It seemed to explain recovery perfectly and I think helps explain relapse, especially relapse after long-term sobriety and chronic relapse.  It’s the perfect analogy of what it takes to stay sober and explains why recovery Continue Reading

%d bloggers like this: