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Marijuana, Part I

I’d spent the last six months completely sober.  What spurred my head-first dive into the smoke-all-day-everyday period that was the catalyst for going sober was a three month stretch of my life where: 1) My girlfriend ended a four year live-in relationship; 2) I admitted to myself shortly thereafter that I had a drinking problem; 3) The drummer in my main band died a couple weeks later in a freak hiking accident; 4) I seriously broke my dominant arm in a bicycling accident a couple months after that, resulting in major surgery and a 5-day hospital stay.   468 more words

Tell me about self-help and support groups

Let me clear up some confusion.  The medical community doesn’t use terms like “self-help group” “support group” or even “peer group”.  They call it Mutual Aid Support. 759 more words


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"I'm feeling agitated today."

This is the email I sent to my wife today.  She responded kindly.  Wanting to know what was making me feel that way.  I responded profoundly; “IDK, just life”.  338 more words


Medallion Night

Last night was a wonderful evening for me, I was able to receive my 3 year Sobriety medallion. I was so surprised because it was presented to me by complete surprise. 400 more words

Shadow Boxing

In AA, as we work Step 4, we look deeply at ourselves to illuminate those things that we need to change or work on. I’ve also heard this called “shadow boxing”. 168 more words

A Little Playlist

Music has been my go to since I was little girl.  I have always liked music and the way I could feel through the lyrics.  Emotions and I don’t get along well, but music made sense.   950 more words

Facing The Past

I have a criminal record. A rap sheet with quite a number of charges on it, from three different states, spanning twelve years of my life. 482 more words