The Ugly Side of Talking about Addiction

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My friend Trish Callahan, and I have been having an ongoing conversation about the aspects of addiction and recovery that are difficult to address in the public discourse, and we decided it might make an informative post.  Trish is an incredibly talented writer who blogs on BDN as Mainely Thoughts  Trish: Personally and professionally, I’ve struggled with […]

A Response to “I am your Disease”

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For many years I’ve urged folks to read, “I am Your Disease” as that poem succinctly defines the power of addiction by personifying the disease. What follows is a response to that poem – a letter written back to the disease: You are my disease. I hate you but am powerless to harm you. From […]

Old School Recovery

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Talk with “old timers” in programs like AA and a lot of those amazing folks will tell you that our approach to recovery has softened over the years. It’s true – and like everything else, there are pros and cons to how things have changed. I’m always looking at the bottom line – what works/what […]

The Best People in the World

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My heart is full to bursting. I got to spend this afternoon surrounded by people I never intended to know, doing something I never imagined I’d do. It’s no surprise to me. It’s part of my recovery. I get to discover, develop, and become increasingly better versions of myself as I go. Today I married […]