Okay! I’m Motivated!

Anyone struggle with a lack of motivation? Ever put stuff off or delay doing something simply because – you don’t want to do it? Someone recently brought this experience to my attention and it’s really got me thinking about how easy it is – when I don’t feel motivated to do something – to talkContinue reading “Okay! I’m Motivated!”

Recovery Coaching

What can I do to help you move forward toward attainable goals and the realization of your vision? I am a certified Recovery Coach. I received my certification, PRC, (Progressive Recovery Coach) through the Institute for Life Coach Training, and I was trained by a professor at the Yale University Psychiatry department. While Coaching andContinue reading “Recovery Coaching”

Tough Love

How to communicate with the struggling addict? I know there are a lot of folks out there right now that are struggling with their sobriety. They want to get sober and they may even achieve some sobriety. But they relapse. Again and again and again. And sometimes this cycle goes on for years. It didContinue reading “Tough Love”

What’s Hardest For the Non-Alcoholic?

I can only imagine how difficult and confusing it must be for a non-addict to watch a loved one get smashed on their drug of choice. The incongruity and stupidity of an addict’s choices, behavior and statements have to be nothing short of mind boggling. That said, I think the hardest thing for a non-addictContinue reading “What’s Hardest For the Non-Alcoholic?”

Will You Be Here Tomorrow?

I feel safe making the blanket statement that none of us are getting any younger. I also feel safe making the blanket statement that none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Something I notice in the behavior and words of others is that, in general, they seem to not realize that they could just plop overContinue reading “Will You Be Here Tomorrow?”

Getting Sober

What a pain in the ass. Literally. Getting sober is such an ordeal, and what alcoholics go through to actually get there is just ridiculous not to mention excruciating. It’s ridiculous because most of us have to talk ourselves into it. We think crazy shit like reasoning out our sobriety date. For example, we wantContinue reading “Getting Sober”

To Open Or Not To Open

So. Yesterday I mentioned that I feel it is important to try drugs. Not all of them, but one or two – knowing the consequences, knowing what you’re taking, knowing how much you’re taking – yada yada. It’s not only okay to try drugs, I think, doing so will enlarge a person’s life view. “BeenContinue reading “To Open Or Not To Open”

Is it Important to Experiment With Drugs?

Unless it’s in there and I can’t see it – cigarettes should be in that picture. My immediate “Go To” answer to the question of my post is a resounding YES. Then, when I think about the question for a bit, my answer is still, YES. I say Yes because I place great value onContinue reading “Is it Important to Experiment With Drugs?”

Like a Skull Hitting Cement

I’ve met a lot of people though my adventures in inpatient treatment centers. Many were there for alcohol abuse, like myself, but there were also a lot of people there who abused drugs I’d never even heard of including pain killers. I’ve never been attracted to other drugs and I’ve never tired most of them.Continue reading “Like a Skull Hitting Cement”

The Internal Tug of War

I read other’s posts regarding their struggle with alcohol and drinking and my heart goes out to them. If there was ever a fight on this planet worth fighting over and over and over again until the fight has been won, it’s alcoholism. I have fallen – crawled – literally – during the throes ofContinue reading “The Internal Tug of War”

Little House on the Prairie

When going through withdrawal (Delirium Tremens or the DTs), which happened on a daily basis for me during my heaviest drinking period, I found it immensely helpful to have something to distract me from them. In my case that was Little House on the Prairie or just about anything on TV. I think it wasContinue reading “Little House on the Prairie”