The life preserver was gone

The life preserver was gone

​​​​To this day, I vividly remember the calamity that was my life on a daily basis for so many years. The endless attempts to stay intoxicated – regardless of personal cost or consequence. Oblivious to the fact that the choices I made in these narcotic periods of haze...
The life preserver was gone

Get comfortable with being uncomfortable

​​​​ “I shall be telling this with a sigh. Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I – I took the one less traveled by,  And that has made all the difference.”  –  Robert Frost I recently left a job I had held for seven years of my adult...
25 Million People Can’t Be Wrong

25 Million People Can’t Be Wrong

When looking at stark statistics these days, it can be easy to lose hope. So many souls lost to the disease of addiction – especially these days with the proliferation of fentanyl-based drugs littering our communities. And while it’s important to stay informed – to be...
A Taste of the Lifestyle

A Taste of the Lifestyle

​​ One of the great regrets of my life, at a certain time, was the effect I believed I had on my brother in my early days of addiction. While we can pontificate on the nature of this beast – the way addiction as a disease works and manifests itself in individuals – I...