Category: Recovery

Living a life of recovery and sobriety can sometimes be a daily, moment-by-moment battle. Below are some posts and articles to help you realize a successful journey of recovery.

Tricks of the Trade: How Trading Addictions Impacts Sobriety

Some years ago I owned a restaurant. My produce supplier and I became fast friends, hitting it off right away. Sometimes on weekends, his wife would sometimes accompany him on deliveries.  They both knew I loved coffee, so one morning they came into the restaurant and brought me a thermos of fresh coffee. They warned … Read More

Discouraged about Restoring Relationships in Recovery? One Man’s Hope

Alcohol and drugs consume us to the exclusion of all else. Friendships become strained and broken because of our errant behavior. Professionalism at work disappears. Family ties are sacrificed for our own immediate needs. We come to the point where we have alienated the very people that we love the most. Eventually we find ourselves … Read More

12 Timeless Quotes from the book 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery

I recently finished re-reading 12 Stupid Things that Mess Up Recovery by Allen Berger, a recovery classic for people in early recovery. I almost forgot what a great book it was. Allen Berger condenses twelve common pitfalls that can mess up recovery and teaches us how to avoid them with the clarity and wisdom of a man with … Read More