Another pictured from the family photo album. The little guy is me, the other is my brother Danny. We haven't talked much in the last 15 years, until my life fell apart. ADDICTION destroys connections. We damage or neglect the people we … [Read more...] about 95 Days Sober: Dan’s Little Brother
My family is bat shit crazy.That's something I've been saying my whole life, not realizing that I was right there with them. When my secret addiction came to international crisis -- it was big even for our dysfunctional family.The … [Read more...] about 94 Days Sober: How does addiction and mental illness relate?
American is busy. ???????? I'm doing some heavy recovery work this week.2 of top 3 difficult amends divorce lawyer stuff w/o resentment adjusting to new psychiatric drugs doing real parenting time again missing my … [Read more...] about 93 Days Sober: Protect Your Sobriety
It was long overdue, I lost control of my spending sometime last year.100% my fault, even if the psychiatrist says that's typical manic behavior and alcohol makes everything worse.So my budget looks a little bleak for the next few … [Read more...] about 91 Days (13 weeks) Sober: Cutting Up Credit Cards, Budgets, and Financial Sobriety
This didn't feel possible back on February 15th90 days is like 3 years worth of sobriety packed into consecutive days, right?I've felt like a "pretend sober person" since the beginning, that's why I count days. It reminds me that … [Read more...] about 90 Days Sober: Recovery is Possible
Early in my recovery, I discovered how running can help me stay sober. Today's race was something more, it was . . .a way to make amends to myself physically (smash the FEAR of getting old) another way to connect with my boys … [Read more...] about 88 Days Sober: Making Amends Led Me to a 5K Race