Avoidance in Addiction Recovery

I talked to my sponsor a few weeks ago about a character defect I’m working on. I have a problem with not keeping in touch with friends or family who aren’t nearby. I genuinely have the best intentions, but I just don’t do it very well. And the more time passes, the harder it is … Continue reading Avoidance in Addiction Recovery

Seen & Heard: Trauma is the Real Gateway Drug

I recently posted the quote above on my Facebook page. I think the first place I read that was in a longer quote from Russell Brand. His quote says this: It’s so true, isn’t it? Addiction to drugs or alcohol is often a symptom of something much bigger. Something that nearly always has its roots … Continue reading Seen & Heard: Trauma is the Real Gateway Drug

Am I a Dry Drunk?

In addiction recovery, complacency breeds old behavior, which can quickly lead to unnecessary problems, including relapse. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous explains complacency on page 85. It says, “It is easy to let up on the spiritual program of action and rest on our laurels. We are headed for trouble if we do, for … Continue reading Am I a Dry Drunk?