I don't like rules so much. Close friends and ex-wives have even suggested I have an oppositional defiant disorder. Which I always took as a compliment. So adjusting to limits isn't natural for me. Especially when those boundaries are … [Read more...] about 65 Days Sober – One-step program to overcome alcohol addiction
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You know that never works right? Nobody gets sober on their own. That's what the incomparable Sarah Fader told me on Skype. That was one month ago and I think she might have saved my recovery with that little piece of truth telling. Not to … [Read more...] about 64 Days Sober – Do I need a sponsor to get sober?
I'm glad to report things are quiet. Today marks 63 days on my recovery journey. That's 9 weeks without alcohol. As each milestone has come, they are a less surprising but just as precious. I honestly didn't imagine this far out when … [Read more...] about 9 Weeks Sober (63 Days) Starting to Believe the AA Promises
I have 9 kids. That's something I haven't talked about for two reasons: I didn't want to bring them shame on the Internet I don't want to admit how bad I messed up my family. You're probably thinking, "That's a lot of kids." So, … [Read more...] about 62 Days Sober – How can I explain my addiciton and recovery to my kids?
I saw the same pain on their faces that I was feeling inside. This morning I returned to my home church. This was where I served as a pastor for the past 11 years, until December when addiction finally blew up my life. I walked into a … [Read more...] about 61 Days Sober: I’m the ghost who walked into church on Easter morning
Life has me by the balls this week. I'm back in the USA to visit my kids, handle some personal business, and get some help with my recovery. This means lots of stress and standing up to fear, regret, and all my old drinking … [Read more...] about 60 Days Sober (2 months) The Roller Coaster Continues