I sat nervously on the exam table and fumbled for the right words. The young nurse had asked a simple question and I was nearly in tears. Do you have any other questions? It was only a routine checkup for my blood pressure medicine, but I … [Read more...] about Can Wellbutrin Help Me Quit Drinking?
I never sobbed so hard in my life. It felt like I was choking. It was middle of August and my divorce had just gone final. Despite the 9-month process, the official “decree of dissolution” was the lowest point of my life. It had been my … [Read more...] about Relapse was like attempting suicide
I never imagined this is how I'd get sober again. But it was exactly what I needed. I’ve spent the last week in the mountains of Southern Haiti observing a small Vodou dance festival. At its most basic level, it was a reunion for my … [Read more...] about My 7 Day Alcohol Detox at a Vodou Dance Festival
The last 2 months have been shit. I've been in full blown relapse and riding the roller coaster of bad decisions. Drinking - harmful actions - hurt relationships - new regrets every morning. Each time I think it's done, I start the nasty … [Read more...] about Recovery Ruined My Drinking
I've been really quiet on the blog and on Twitter. Too quiet. For the last 2 weeks I've been drinking again and was quickly sliding back into the hell of addiction. I don't blame circumstances, it was my choice to go back to drinking. … [Read more...] about Addiction Kicked My Ass this Month
Doing yard work is something I missed living in my Haitian ghetto. I'm back in the USA -- again. Mowing the lawn is part of my life. Since I was 12 years old, it's been a weekly summertime ritual. This is my meditation, exercise, and … [Read more...] about 118 Days Sober: Medicine can’t fix a broken lifestyle