ENTRY: Spirituality, On Your Terms

I will honestly tell you that I hate going to church with my parents. Yes, ’tis true. I really do not enjoy the mandatory, mind you, action of attending Catholic mass with my family. Typically, especially as of recently since I’ve been working on a more full-time basis, when I’m home, I want to stay … Continue reading ENTRY: Spirituality, On Your Terms

FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Gratitude Lists

Today, on Twitter, I had the pleasure of talking to a very sweet, fellow recovering addict.  She is allowing me to post her handle on the site, it's @jonniqueen.  Let me tell ya, this girl is infinitely wise; I found her to be incredibly insightful and it was a great pleasure to exchange words with her. … Continue reading FROM 1 ADDICT 2 ANOTHER: Gratitude Lists

ENTRY: Positive ‘Stepping Stones’

Yesterday, I chaired the peer-support group that I came up with called, "Stepping Stones."  I would never have been able to make the opportunity a reality if it weren't for the perpetual support and overall guidance of my own counselor (and also group co-chair!).  To honor her privacy, I will refrain from mentioning even just … Continue reading ENTRY: Positive ‘Stepping Stones’

MEDIA: Opioid Art

I know I've already said this once, but honestly, I am so sick of hearing "opioid crisis" or "opiate epidemic."  Every single time one of these more technical-sounding terms are used on the local and national news briefings, I feel like the actual issue of drug addiction and substance abuse loses a little bit of … Continue reading MEDIA: Opioid Art

ENTRY: Making a Vision a Dream Come True

Recovery from the extremely painful wrath of substance abuse & dependency is a concept that evokes inspiration.  If an effort to attain actual recovery is carried out, no matter what that entails... it really is just, such a stirring, compelling notion.  Generally speaking, in order to experience a prominent sense of closure to one’s active … Continue reading ENTRY: Making a Vision a Dream Come True

MEDIA: Slam Song

I'm a passionate musician.  I love songwriting.  This track is actually on my next record that hasn't even been released, but I thought this tune would be appropriate to post.  It is a bit graphic, and it's not a typical song.  It's basically like a poetry slam song.  You know slam poetry?  Basically the physical … Continue reading MEDIA: Slam Song

Drugs Suck, but the People that Use them Do Not

I’m sick of hearing the word "opioid."  Especially when it's from the mouth of a non-addict.  They don't know the severity and true & totally utter pain that a SUD can inflict.  I don't even think non-addicts could make a valid attempt to understand it. Even when I was actively using drugs several years ago, … Continue reading Drugs Suck, but the People that Use them Do Not