The Concept of Hope and a Higher Power

The Concept of Hope and a Higher Power

Admitting that you are an alcoholic with every fiber of your being in undoubtedly one of the biggest obstacles to overcome in your journey towards sobriety.In the previous article regarding the First Step of AA, being able to truly come out and admit with your head and heart that your life has spun out of control…

How to Find Your Flow in Recovery

Find Your Flow in Recovery

There is so much talk about what needs to be done daily to maintain our recovery—talk to your sober supports, go to recovery meetings, help someone else in need. Recovery is also about our mental wellness and wholeness as human beings. Sometimes we need to get creative with our recovery. We can switch up our…

Moving Beyond Guilt

Moving Beyond Guilt

It was St Patrick’s’ Day and what we thought would be just another day turned out to be a day we would celebrate in our family’s history for generations to come.My family’s heritage stems from the Irish and Scottish coasts. The Scotch-Irish culture was home to my family until they migrated to Boston, Massachusetts, and…

Addicts Will Always Find a Way to Get High

Addicts Will Always Find a Way to Get High

When the makers of OxyContin reformulated the drug to minimize abuse in 2010, the sudden unattractiveness of one of the most widely abused painkillers prompted a dramatic surge in heroin abuse. Onlookers expected OxyContin to lose its huge following, but few expected such a widespread shift to heroin. Yet studies show that’s exactly what happened.From…