Go outside if you’re able, breathe the airthere are trees for huggingdon’t be embarrassedit’s your friend, it’s your mother,...
わたしのチイサナココロ is a short documentary following the steps of one woman’s journey along the...
Artist Gao Youjun, who goes by Tango, has created a brilliant set of drawings for your viewing pleasure. If...
There is no question that many families find it difficult to discuss substance use and addiction. After all, there is a great deal of misunderstanding around the topic. It is easy to try to deny the dangers of substance use, make jokes about the topic, or simply avoid talking... Read more
At what point in time do suggestions need to turn into musts? This week we have lost two young members of the recovery to overdoses. Were these people of the variety that the Big Book states are “constitutionally incapable of being honest with themselves (p.58)” about how sick they... Read more
In recovery from substance abuse, it’s now traditional that people remain anonymous. This tradition can be traced all the way back to the 1930s, when one of the first groups dedicated exclusively to recovering people formed—Alcoholics Anonymous. Now, AA is known worldwide for their twelve-step program of recovery, which... Read more
If there is one thing people learn in the rooms of recovery, it’s how to talk. I’m fully behind the importance of talking through problems to help one another, but only if it brings people to a place of action. Otherwise you are left consistently spinning your wheels, leaving... Read more
Step 5 : Admitted to God, to ourselves, and to another human being the exact nature of our wrongs. A couple thousand days have come and gone since the beginning of my attempt to live life with rigourous honesty, but I must admit my ability to operate in delusional ignorance of... Read more
With the diminishing hours of sunlight and existential thinking on the rise this time of the year, it’s understandable if you are feeling out of sorts. For the extremely sensitive type who might be doubting their own spiritual journey and connection to God recently I thought I would help pour... Read more
Recovery has been an amazing journey for me over the years. I have gained immense insight into honesty, compassion and humanity that is offered so sparingly in this world from AA , or “The Rooms”, as they are commonly referred to. A healing-centered fellowship that has a wide open door policy... Read more
If you were in power, how would allocate Canada’s budget to fix addiction? 12 Step programs? Treatment centers? Spiritual sanctuaries? Harm-reduction? What about decriminalizing all drugs like Portugal did? I think one of the best things that America has done to fight their very own war on drugs, is placing Michael Botticelli... Read more
Secrets keep you sick, and you would be amazed at how many people suffer alone in silence. Who would have thought the Old Spice man himself, Terry Crews, would succumb to the pains and suffering of addiction and then seek help through Recovery. Terry explains how his little secret and... Read more
Whether you have an addiction to alcohol or drugs, you need to make sure that you are doing everything you can to beat it by getting to the root cause. When you do not take the time to figure out the base issues that you have, you will struggle... Read more
On Sunday I lost a friend to the demonically charged monster, that is addiction, and have been lingering in resistance all week. How can this be? Why him? Why not someone more deserving? God….give me answers! Knowing the insidious darkness that can take over the mind of an addict(using... Read more
I love 60 minutes. I love recovery. I love Michael Botticelli(sober 27 years). This is going to be one of Obama’s single most powerful decisions that will positively influence the whole country on so many levels. After being unanimously confirmed by the Senate(by a vote of 92-0), Michael Botticelli... Read more