Why Do I Need To Change?

Why Do I Need To Change?

I am NOT the problem! Our family is NOT the problem, it’s he/she who is actively bringing addiction into this family! They Are the Active Substance User. It’s Not My Problem, Right? One of the most significant challenges families encounter is that they do not believe...
8 Tips for Sober Travel

8 Tips for Sober Travel

You have completed your detox, gotten through the worst of the Post-Acute Withdrawal Syndrome (PAWS) and now you are thinking “I need a vacation.” Great idea! Just like every other part of your recovery plan, this needs to be carefully thought out and planned. Some...
Who Should You Surround Yourself With in Recovery?

Who Should You Surround Yourself With in Recovery?

If only life could be like it was in Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood. If you are too young to remember Mr. Rogers, it’s worth a look on YouTube. Mr. Rogers’ neighborhood was a beautiful, idyllic, albeit imagined place. Unfortunately. If the world ran as an episode of Mr....
Recovery: Rewriting Our Stories

Recovery: Rewriting Our Stories

I had the fortune of recently attending a retreat focused on “rewriting our stories.” You may be asking, “Wait, how can I re-write my story… it already happened? I can’t change the past.” Exactly the point! We cannot change the past HOWEVER we can change how we...