Artist Gao Youjun, who goes by Tango, has created a brilliant set of drawings for your viewing pleasure. If...
This weekend I traveled to Nanaimo, British Columbia to attend the Science & Spirituality Conference. There were hundreds of...
One of the biggest lies people in recovery unconsciously lather themselves up with is the notion that the more time you have sober the less chance you have to relapsing. This is also usually paired with the belief that an old timer is more spiritually fit than someone with... Read more
One of the most difficult challenges I’ve faced over the years is fighting that intense distortion of thought that tells me I have arrived. I have reached the pinnacle of knowledge and wisdom in AA, and all the words that fall from my lips need to be etched in... Read more
If you were predestined to only ever to be a worker amongst workers, could you find contentment with life? What would it feel like to find out today that none of your deepest grandiose dreams and desires would never come true? No matter how hard you strived to game... Read more
One of the biggest weaknesses of Alcoholics Anonymous(AA) is that mental health isn’t covered in more depth. Millions of people suffering from addiction, too suffer from untreated mental health issues which originally lead them to their addiction/alcoholism. Their consumption coping strategy was often their only way to making life... Read more
Over the years I have heard people sling the term ‘generational curse’ around while speaking on the subject of strife and struggle. “The Smiths have been fighting this ugly generational curse for as long as I can remember”, is a typical phrase that comes to mind in my case.... Read more
Over the last couple of weeks I have been on my own truth seeking mission. A short while ago it was ‘suggested’ that an annual inventory might be a good gift to offer myself as I approached another year of sobriety. For those of you in the in, we... Read more
Fear…This short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives. It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of our existence was shot through with it. It set in motion trains of circumstances which brought us misfortune we felt we didn’t deserve. -Big Book p.67 There are... Read more
Taking on the responsibility as a guiding force in someone’s life is not to be taking lightly. As a sponsor you act as a bridge that will help connect newcomers to a beautiful new way of life. When done well, you will leave an indelible mark on that individual’s... Read more
Who would have thought that there was an actual term used for this rarely talked about emotional experience? You may have even experienced Schadenfreude earlier this morning while watching fail videos on YouTube (: Read more
Many of you not old enough to remember the old “Your Brain On Drugs” video, and don’t understand the connection between the title picture of a fried egg, allow Wikipedia to explain. This Is Your Brain on Drugs was a large-scale US anti-narcotics campaign by Partnership for a Drug-Free... Read more
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
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