Some of us have addictive personalities and they can feel overwhelming. When you think of an addictive personality, you tend to think of an addict. Alcoholics and drug addicts certainly have addictive personalities. I am not an addict, … [Read more...] about How to Use Your Addictive Personality For Good
This posts tell the story of how I got sober and began recovery from my alcohol addiction. It wasn't pretty and too much of this was just me alone fighting for my recovery. It's a story of days, weeks, months, and hopefully years of going sober for life. Click here to read the posts from the beginning - starting with Day ZERO.
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
First it was Coca-Cola, now it's energy drinks. I'm always looking for a fix. Things could be worse, it's fairly moderate. I've been holding it to 8 oz per day, which isn't much more caffeine than coffee. I think it's the sugar that makes … [Read more...] about 115 Days Sober: Energy Drinks and Recovering Addicts
https://twitter.com/sobertony/status/836714491110916097 That was my first tweet, so today is 100 days on Twitter. More importantly, today is my 114th day of continuous sobriety. Social media was a big part of my early … [Read more...] about 114 Days Sober: How I Found Sobriety on Twitter
Alcoholics are famous for drinking excuses. That was my pattern too, maybe you were the same way. Often I'd muse over my breakfast beer: There is no good reason to be sober at 9 AM - that's just laziness or lack of imagination. That was the … [Read more...] about 113 Days Sober: Another Close Call and Finding Excuses Not To Drink