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…

So are you somebody who prefers to stay on the sofa – or do your prefer to get up and do something?  Do you want to take action…? Think about this… 98% of the population probably remains on the sofa while 2% may get up and decide that they want something better… …Something better than…

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….

If you’ve been following my journey up to this point, you know that every morning I start the day by posting a picture to Instagram with a motivational quote. The quote is usually a reflection of what I’m feeling as I wake up or a positive affirmation that I’ll try to live the day by….

Last night I broke my usual early-to-bed, early-to-rise routine and stayed up late catching up on emails and tying up a few loose ends for work. As I sat at my desk, I felt a little strange – it’s not the first time I’ve felt that way, and most of the time I usually ignore…

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