Marijuana, an Essential Piece of the Puzzle Missing in Alcohol/Addiction Recovery Programs One of the most important things we know about the studies done on marijuana is that it’s relatively safe, and since we know that it’s safe, we can self-experiment and apply the use on basically any human condition without much fear of something [...]
I go on support group sites on Facebook all the time to see how people are really feeling in their recovery and it’s seriously one of the saddest places that you can ever be. People are struggling day in and day out, begging for help and receiving the same recycled advice and clichés over and [...]
This book is for everyone, as we all know someone who is struggling with difficulties in life. The information in here is the real deal for recovering from alcoholism. Use the solutions in this book by themselves or add them to any recovery program that you’re in now to make it more effective. It will [...]
Many people have the idea that once you stop drinking that everything else is off limits no matter how non-addictive it is, or how much it can help. Many people are basing their beliefs on old and uneducated ideas like Nancy Reagan’s “Just Say No” campaign back in the eighties. Since then, cannabis has been [...]
INSPIRATION - STORIES Becoming the Father I Wanted to Be through Recovery: Neil’s Story Years of carrying around unhealthy coping mechanisms in a hard-driving industry spawned addiction in Neil's life that ship-wrecked relationships and brought tremendous challenges. A new approach of re-learning how to think brought breakthrough, which has opened up opportunities to reconnect with [...]
Today is the first day you stopped drinking… now what? Maybe you’ve been through detox and are ready to start your life again, but what do you do from here? Are you geared up for some AA meetings and a 12-step program? Are you ready for all the horror stories that you hear about recovery? [...]
I’ve been observing a lot of my own behaviors trying to connect them with something I may have learned in the past that I kept repeating, that eventually turned out to be something negative, like selfishness. I observe something like anger or frustration and take that feeling back in time to see if I'm reacting [...]
I always talk about finding the root of the problem when it comes to why I became an alcoholic, and part of that is finding the source of the justifications that I used to try and protect my alcoholism. “I’m only dinking because I had a bad day at work and I need to [...]
So, you’ve quit drinking and have now gone back to your old life. You wake up and do the same things you always do. Talk to the same people you always talk to. You watch the same shows you always watch. You eat the same diet and have the same thought about exercise that you’ve [...]
It’s an established fact that alcohol is a depressant. When you drink alcohol, it hits certain receptors in your neurological system that dampens activity in the brain and causes a relaxed feeling in your entire body. It depresses feelings and emotions and allows you to feel like you don’t have a care in the world. Is that the alcohol that you remember? It was for me. If it sounds like a super drug, that’s because it is. Just because alcohol is socially acceptable, doesn’t mean that it’s not one of the most powerful drugs on the planet. It is so powerful in fact, that a person can die from the withdrawal. Alcohol pretends to love you so much that if you try and leave, it will try to kill you like a crazy ex!
There are three things that I would recommend while you’re recovering from addiction. Yoga, meditation, and ketosis. That’s right… ketosis. I am not trying to sell anyone on a ketogenic diet. I simply did a fair amount of research and found many benefits that have served me very well. When you stop eating processed sugars [...]
I got into the sales side of car business when I was eighteen years old, I was a porter (washed cars) before that. At first, I was nervous when I was talking to customers, so I thought that sales might not be for me. I thought I was a pretty confident kid, but I [...]
“Why is this dude with the alcoholic blog talking about Tony Bourdain and suicide”? Because I’m afraid to. Seriously, I'm terrified but I can't let that stop me.
A friend of mine was asking about the tagline on my site. “There’s way more going on in your head than there is in reality.” He thought it was kind of silly and didn’t really get what I meant even after I tried to explain it to him. So, instead of trying to find ways [...]
The problem is with the word "only", which you also used to described the way you stay sober. Using the phrase "the only way" takes people out of the game. It destroys objectivity and an ideology is born.