In Sobriety All Lives Matter

I assume you guys know I’m Black but maybe not. I assumed everyone knew I was a woman until one day a guy hit my post and said “nice job bro”. I’ve kept my lips pursed for over a year but I just can’t do it anymore. It just hurts too much. So, uhhhh, Black … Continue Reading

Religion, Inclusion & Addiction

Below is what came to me early this morning as I prepared for our church’s annual meeting. The issue of being an affirming church and one of complete inclusion was on the agenda and I was asked to speak. Funny how after all these years, religion again presents itself as a lesson in self awareness … Continue Reading

Cost of Addiction & How to Save in 2017

Remember completing the “Cost of Addiction” exercise in treatment? It’s definitely a favorite of recovery group leaders. Where you snatch the worksheet and scribble down all the money you wasted over the years on addiction. Oh, and poor choices, wrong moves, erratic behavior. Basically any and everything responsible for your monetary disasters. I use to worry over it all, … Continue Reading

God Feeds On These

Raise your hand if you’ve never asked God to save you from drugs or alcohol. Right now. Raise it. Okay you’re excused. The rest of you, let’s give a huge sigh of annoyance and an intolerant eye roll for the Bible trumper, oops, my bad, thumper who points to their Bible and claims “it says right here that if you … Continue Reading

I Can’t … It’s Raining

Someone needs to read this. I can’t recall how many days I let slip away when I was using. Or better put, how many times I used a rainy day as an excuse to wallow in self pity and guilt and drink, drink, drink. My intolerance was so out of control. Any slight environmental shift … Continue Reading