So what happens after we have been in a drunken stupor or high on drugs so frequently that it has messed with our mind? Is it game over for us? No it’s not. Our brain is a phenomenal organ – the most complex organ in our body! In brief, the brain regulates our body’s basic…

Is it possible to overcome addiction and not change?   I think about this regularly.   Even without addiction in the mix, we are creatures of habit and it is very easy to stay within our comfort zone. We have a hard time letting go of those habits and comforts – and frequently they often go hand…

Substance abuse, the foods we love to eat, our lifestyle choices, and stress can wreak havoc on our bodies. One casualty of this is our hormones. Some of the most common symptoms of HORMONAL IMBALANCES are: Persistent weight gain: Underlying hormonal imbalances make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Unaddressed or emerging insulin resistance…

Part of the purpose of this blog is to address issues and questions that come up for those of you who live a sober lifestyle. There is no official “handbook” for sobriety and anyone who tells you that there is only one way to do something is kidding themselves. That being said, there are several…

Before getting sober, most people have to come to a singular determination about their lives that allows them to make real, positive change: that they have a problem with drugs or alcohol. It’s not the easiest thing to admit, and it took years for me to see past the lies that I convinced myself of…

If you’ve never had any experience with someone who is sober, you probably wouldn’t hesitate to ask them a question like, “Do you think you’ll ever drink again?” In fact, I’ve noticed since going to treatment that it seems like this becomes the go-to question for folks the second they find out I don’t drink….

Let’s start with a bit of truth, delve into the lies we tell ourselves for a minute and then get back into the real crux of true honesty. As a sober man, I can say one of the most difficult aspects of no longer relying on drugs and alcohol to escape is learning to not…

If I’m being completely honest, I’ve had a fairly frustrating start to 2015. I came back from the holidays geared up and ready to go, believing that my expectations of those I rely on would be met (or even exceeded, if that’s not too greedy). What I found out very quickly is a lesson that…

Last night, I was sitting out on my balcony reflecting on life and I began to think about an experience I had in a relationship shortly after I got out of rehab. I’ll preface this story saying that it was one of the most difficult moments in my life – not just in sobriety –…

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