So – There’s This Guy I Know.

We were talking last night and he mentioned that he’d either heard or read that all humans alive today are here by incredible odds. The odds of any of us waking up – again – this morning are about the same as the odds of TWO MILLION people throwing a ONE TRILLION sided dice –Continue reading “So – There’s This Guy I Know.”

What Does A Recovery Coach DO?

It’s disheartening to read about job openings on social media sites that are listed under the title of Recovery Coach (or something similar) that have absolutely zero duties that relate to actual coaching. I’m not convinced that most folks know – exactly – what a recovery coach is supposed to do. We talk and listen.Continue reading “What Does A Recovery Coach DO?”

The Most Coherent Regret I’ve Ever Had…

After having a seizure and falling down a flight of stone stairs – I went home from the hospital the next day and blew over $2000 on shit I didn’t need. Clothes, food I don’t eat, I stocked up on crap as though a civil war was going on and behaved as though my lastContinue reading “The Most Coherent Regret I’ve Ever Had…”

Why Does The Exit Sign Look So – – – Close?

I reached 50 and realized that the exit sign of my life is closer to me than the entrance sign. When I’m gone – nothing is going to change and everything is going to change – over time. I never used to consider things like this 20 years ago. Twenty years ago – because IContinue reading “Why Does The Exit Sign Look So – – – Close?”

Why Are Relapses Blamed on Triggers? And What’s A Trigger Anyway?

Does the word ‘trigger’ suggest that addicts sometimes act unaware of emotions that are driving their behaviour? Unfortunately – yes. Does this mean addicts are powerless over their drug of choice? No – it suggests they’re temporarily powerless over their ability to control themselves. There’s a huge difference. But I don’t think this happens veryContinue reading “Why Are Relapses Blamed on Triggers? And What’s A Trigger Anyway?”

Which Addict is Immune from Seizures?

Not a fucking one of us. But for the record, here is a short list of some of the causes: Genetic changes that run in families Trauma or injury to head Medical conditions that affect the brain, for example, brain tumor or stroke Infectious diseases of the brain such as meningitis Damage or injury toContinue reading “Which Addict is Immune from Seizures?”

Do You Get Drunk Around Your Kids? Did A Parent Get Lit Around You?

I got trashed around my kids when they were young. And today – I’m paying for it. We communicate, my kids and I, but our relationships are strained. More-so with my oldest who remembers things clearly. Today my kids are 25 and 31. I really put my drinking on the starting line when my oldestContinue reading “Do You Get Drunk Around Your Kids? Did A Parent Get Lit Around You?”