Real Life Stories

alt text The Trauma of War Sends Soldiers Spiraling Toward Addiction

In a span of just over four years, Joseph Dwyer went from a celebrated icon of the U.S. military’s war on terrorism to another tragic statistic in the... 

July 9, 2008 | Read the story »

Living Sober

Making Early Sobriety Fun

Learning to have fun without drinking or using drugs is one of the most common problems recovering alcoholics and addicts face.  Read More →

June 21, 2010 | Read the story »

Making the 12 Steps Work for You

You may not be the life of the party or the outgoing type, but when it comes to addiction recovery, developing a healthy social life... 

March 28, 2010 | Read the story »

Maintaining Your Sobriety While Dating

Dating can be fun, but it can also be daunting, especially when you’re working on your sobriety. If you are wondering whether... 

March 1, 2010 | Read the story »

Early Recovery

Default Thumbnail Avoiding Isolation in Early Recovery

One of the biggest concerns among people entering recovery for drugs or alcohol is that rehab will lead... 

Default Thumbnail Methadone vs. Suboxone: Which Will Work Better For You

There’s no miracle cure for opiate addiction. Sooner or later, all opiate addicts will have to... 

Default Thumbnail Making Excuses for Alcoholism

Addiction is often accompanied by denial. Denial makes it possible for the addict to continue his habits... 

Old Timer Talk

Tempted by Alcohol? Strategies to Avoid or Prevent Slips.

Different people have different recovery experiences. There is no question that some people have to white-knuckle it (fight temptation... 

October 27, 2008 | Read the story »

Reflections at 21 Years

As I approach my 22nd anniversary of sobriety (August 1st) I keep thinking about a friend of mine who lost his sobriety at 20 years.... 

July 11, 2008 | Read the story »