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 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?”

Prayer IS An Action. But – – – Wait A Minute!

I see a lot of folks offering things like: “Pray about it.” Or “Connect with your higher power.” Or “Have you asked God for help?” What I don’t see a lot of – and I’m talking about activity in rooms for addiction and/or recovery – is, “What have you done to try to fix this?” Or “WhatContinue reading “Prayer IS An Action. But – – – Wait A Minute!”

Are You DRUNK Right Now?

Are you thinking you want to get sober because your life SUCKS? Yeah. I’ve been there. Check this out. Here’s what you no longer have to worry about if you choose to stop swallowing alcohol… When you’re sober, you will NOT: Drunk dial anyone, drive drunk, pass out, black out, experience hangovers, spend hard-earned moneyContinue reading “Are You DRUNK Right Now?”