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Road Trip!

How many years has it been since I drove Hwy. 5 the day before Thanksgiving?   Probably since I was about 21, so that’s a few.  Thank Christ I can’t seem to sleep past 5:30 AM these days, so I was up and ready to go by 4:30 today.    Gorgeous clear night, full moon,    Read more

November 25th, 2015|7 Comments

Here’s to a Sober Holiday…

It’s a well-known fact that the holidays can be depressing–even for people who don’t struggle with addiction.  I think everyone gets to feel shitty about themselves at some point during the holidays.  But it still sucks when you’re the one who feels anxious, angry, inferior, sad or lonely.  The pervasive expectation that this is the    Read more

November 23rd, 2015|8 Comments

I’m a Social Drinker…

I am not one of those people who think no one should drink. If you enjoy your drinkies, by all means, I want you to have what you want and be happy. But because I’ve been sober for a long time, I often get asked, “Do YOU think I have a problem?” First thing you    Read more

November 10th, 2015|6 Comments

Rehab is for Quitters…

One thing I learned in this journey is that every rehab is different – VERY different.  And this is not a bad thing.  What worked for me may be very different than what it would take for anyone else to get sober, and more importantly, get a decent start on a sober life.  Rehab is    Read more

November 2nd, 2015|10 Comments

My Sad Little Relapse Story…

The first time I got sober was in the year 2002, and I was 32 years old. I have spent the last 13 years of my life in recovery, more or less. So now I find myself a middle-aged gay man, a washed-alcoholic/drug enthusiast, and a spiritual junky. And I have never, ever been happier    Read more

November 2nd, 2015|4 Comments