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Is Comparison Killing Your Recovery? Learn How to Break Free Now

It is human nature to compare yourself to others, especially people you respect, who you feel have some form of control over […]

Are You a Caregiver for Someone Living in Addiction? 10 Tips to Protect Yourself

March 1, 2018

As a caregiver, your focus, first and foremost, is likely on your loved one – their needs, their risks, their mistakes, their […]

What came first, the alcohol, or the alcoholic thinking?

February 8, 2018

I used to think people other than those directly affected by my drinking to excess were aware of what for me was […]

10 Common Personality Traits of Adult Children of Alcoholics

February 2, 2018

Children of Alcoholics Week happens this month, and for many people in recovery, the struggles caused by growing up with a parent […]

10 Ways to Enjoy Your Life in Recovery in 2018 – Just the Way It Is

January 18, 2018

As the calendar turns and we move forward into a new year, people across the country are turning their attention to everything […]

Finding my Place

January 10, 2018

One of my biggest surprises when I joined the fire service, or “Brotherhood” if you choose, was the distinct differences in the […]

Talking to an idiot

January 2, 2018

I could depend on it; and it never let me down. No matter what happened during the day, or night, no matter […]

Sobriety; It keeps getting better

December 8, 2017

I would be lying if I told you I never miss drinking. Actually, that’s not entirely true, I honestly do not ever […]

Holidays; Past, Present and Yet to be…

December 1, 2017

One of the most difficult parts of my never-ending quest to retain sobriety is surviving the holidays. My first few years of […]

No Need for Excuses

November 9, 2017

I used to think that my addictions would be my salvation should something dreadful happen while I was under the influence.   […]

Sometimes It’s the Characters That Need to Be Watched

October 25, 2017

Sometimes it’s the characters that need to be watched Fire departments are full of characters; it takes different personality traits to put […]

The Third Family

October 10, 2017

Firefighters are fortunate; we have two families, one at home and one at work. But when our drinking gets out of control […]

Celebrating the Opportunity to Inspire Sobriety

September 19, 2017

Once a year I get to celebrate my birthday, cake and all, with people like me; people who understand exactly how great […]

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