Imposter Syndrome hasn’t disappeared in recovery

The reality about recovery is that it sets you up for a healthier, happier life. But like all of those normal people out there, you're still going to have a range of emotions. You're also going to have other things going on. Just because you don't drink anymore, it doesn't mean self-doubt goes away. If…

In Recovery and Addiction, Be Good to Others with Different Beliefs

When I ask people to guest post, it's usually because they have a point-of-view that I don't. I'm not suggesting anything overly radical, but they just have a different way of looking at addiction and recovery. Often, that means people with strong spiritual connections and beliefs. Morality usually plays a big part in spirituality, especially…

Check Out My Short Film on Addiction/Recovery Posted to Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKrqaK-jQAJ/ Please, if you have a few minutes, check out this video I was asked to make for an Instagram page about addiction and recovery. I'm proud of it and hope it'll help a few people. Feel free to like and share and follow me on Instagram or other social media. It's always challenging to…

Lessons from Recovery May Help Heal the Political Divide

This was the second US Presidential Election I've participated in as a voter since I entered recovery from alcoholism and pornography addiction in early 2014. It is also the second time in as many elections that, regardless of the outcome, I think the lessons I gathered from my recovery process are ones that all Americans…

Only 12 Steps to My Sober Paradise?

I do not actively attend meetings of 12 Steps groups for either of my addictions at the moment. My evolution in recovery is one that they are not necessary for me anymore. But for those who ask, here's my story/experience with them. I believe some people are wired to take to programs like Alcoholics Anonymous…