I was the nightclub drunk and drug addict. I had all the ‘friends’ that a guy wanted. I knew all the doormen and never had to wait in line, I thought I had everything I needed. I wanted to be out in the scene every night with the most ‘popular’ people, at the best table, […]Read more "What Would Your Sober Life Look Like?"
My name is Ashley K., I am a recovering addict. I have been sober for 2.5 years. My life is pretty great for the most part. But it wasn’t always that way. I grew up in Southern California, with two parents, neither of whom are addicts or alcoholics. I grew up in church, I am […]Read more "A Wild Ride Through the Mud Turns In To Hope and Happiness"
One thing we don’t often think about when getting sober is what we’ll do with our friendships. In the beginning, we’re just trying to live one day at a time sans drugs and alcohol. Then we move on to dealing with our emotions and coping with day-to-day life – showing up for our job, our personal responsibilities, […]Read more "What To Do With Old Party Friends"
The Answer is: Too many to count, unfortunately! That question weighed heavy on my mind while I was in treatment. I guessed I had probably lost count after a hundred and that was before I got into my late twenties. I am an alcoholic, a drug addict, a child of an alcoholic and drug addict, […]Read more "How Many Times Can a Son Break His Mom’s Heart?"
Someone you love is celebrating a sobriety anniversary (thank God, right!?), and you want to get them something to mark their special day. Whether you’re a supportive friend or family member, a sponsor whose sponsee is finally getting that one year, or just another grateful recovering alcoholic/addict trudging the road, somewhere on this list are […]Read more "The Top 10 Sobriety Gifts to Give Your Favorite Recovering Addict or Alcoholic"
Years ago I was struggling with my shoulders. They were hurting! I had a rather big head on it and I couldn’t seem to find a way to gain any sense of humility. So, with all of my struggles and woes, my sponsor suggested that I write a gratitude list to help me stay sober! Whenever […]Read more "How Writing a Gratitude List Helps Me Stay Sober & Happy"
I went to rehab on March 15, 2010; not kicking and screaming, rather: emotional, anxious and scared of what my life would look like living sober. I saw a lot of things in treatment, mostly because my brain was clearing up and I was starting to realize it’s full potential. I was starving for good, […]Read more "My Sober Cards Journey"
By all outward indications, I should have grown up to have a happy, successful and productive life. I come from a good home: two parents, two older brothers, church, friends, good grades, sports, activities, vacations, love. We were by no means rich, but we had enough. The truth is, I failed at life for a […]Read more "Personal Stories of Addiction & Recovery: Megan"