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be grateful for your seat in the rooms, some people will die because they never sat in on

Grab a chair

Only 5% of people who walk into an AA meeting will remain sober for more than a year. This statistic should scare the living hell out of you….

Drugs and alcohol are not my problem, reality is my problem, drugs and alcohol are my solution.

Reality is a Problem

Russell Brand continues: “If this seems odd to you it is because you are not an alcoholic or a drug addict. You are likely one of the 90%…

it's easier to put on slippers than carpet the world

Get yer slippers on!

Alcoholics are notorious control freaks, whether we’re practicing our alcoholism or not. Many alcoholics grew up with an alcoholic parent (or two). Or we grew up surrounded by…

you never know who is watching

Live by Example

When we first get sober, there is enormous temptation to preach the virtues of our new found freedom. And the temptation to judge. After some sobriety, you will…

expectations are premeditated resentments

Unmet expectations

Expecting nothing in life is a sure way to avoid disappointment, but not an entirely realistic way to live. We have reasonable expectations every day, like expecting to…

You Have a Choice

In the throes of addiction, all our energy is focused on one thing, our addiction. Where can I get more? When can I have more? Do I have…

This is War

Alcohol is a leading cause of death worldwide. If you’ve dedicated a long period of your life to drinking, you have certainly seen some of your comrades fall….

Just Blossom

The invitation to blossom arrives when the consequences of staying the same are more painful than the process of moving forward. Change is painful. Growth is painful. But…

the way out is in

Going within

In addiction, we look outward for solutions to the pain we feel inside. Thich Nhat Hahn’s concise and spare quote suggests that freedom from pain and suffering is…

even keith richards quit drinking

Is Keith Richards one of us?

Be honest, the minute you hear Keith Richard’s name, you picture a grizzled old rock and roll party legend. Recent reports now say he’s quit drinking, or mostly…