Inspirational Stories

I’m in a Relationship with a Addict: What Do I Do?

2018-10-05T05:22:35+00:00October 3rd, 2018|

Being in a relationship with an addict is hard. Some might even say it’s one of the biggest challenges a person can go through in their romantic life. As Dr. David Sack points out in Psychology Today, one person’s addiction can threaten their partner’s physical, emotional, and financial health as well as their professional [...]

Starting Your New Life Sober: What Happens Once You Choose Recovery

2017-04-13T17:18:20+00:00January 21st, 2016|

"So what do we do? Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late." ~ Lee Iacocca Congratulations! If you have chosen to seek help for your addiction, you have made [...]

Four Celebrities Who Sadly Lost Their Battle with Addiction

2017-04-13T17:18:30+00:00January 21st, 2016|

"There is a predominant voice in the mind of an addict that supersedes all reason and that voice wants you dead. This voice is the unrelenting echo of an unfulfillable void." ~ Russell Brand, speaking about fellow actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who died in 2014 of a heroin overdose On the outside, they seem to [...]

My Story: I Never Thought Addiction Could Happen to Me

2017-04-13T17:18:33+00:00January 21st, 2016|

"Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there' can instantly fill up the emptiness inside." ~Jean Kilbourne, Can't Buy My Love It was never supposed to happen to me. Sometimes, even today, it seems easier to believe that it happened to someone else. I know that is just wishful thinking, because I have the [...]

Three New Year’s Goals to Have When You’re New in Recovery

2017-04-13T17:18:44+00:00December 16th, 2015|

"Make New Year's goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you're interested in fully living life in the year to come. Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a [...]

My Story: I Never Thought Addiction Could Happen to Me

2017-04-13T17:18:46+00:00December 16th, 2015|

  "Addiction begins with the hope that something ‘out there' can instantly fill up the emptiness inside." ~Jean Kilbourne, Can't Buy My Love It was never supposed to happen to me. Sometimes, even today, it seems easier to believe that it happened to someone else. I know that is just wishful thinking, because I have [...]

From Rock Bottom to Recovery: My Story

2017-04-13T17:18:52+00:00November 19th, 2015|

"I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death." ~Leonardo da Vinci I have been as far down as [...]

Dealing with Change in Recovery

2017-04-13T17:19:09+00:00August 25th, 2015|

Moving: One of Life's Big Stressors I moved states at the beginning of this year, at almost three years sober I was leaving the town I got sober in, the town where my support was, and the town that I felt comfortable in. One thing about my alcoholism is that it hates change; the disruption [...]

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