What is Sobriety?

Most of us think of sobriety and we think of the dictionary definition, the act of not drinking. While this definition is often enough for persons who are not in recovery, it is nowhere close to spanning the depth and scope of the word and its meaning to those in recovery. As a recovering alcoholic […]

Terrorism vs. the Opioid Epidemic

Every day, breaking news seems to bring new threats. Many people comment that our world is moving quickly and that violence and extremism are ever-present dangers. Visible images from television and the Internet often leave people anxious and concerned. Will terrorism ever end? Will we be able to experience a sense of safety—and for that […]

Heroin in the Suburbs: Why It’s a Crisis and Not an Oxymoron

To those naïve about addiction, the words “heroin” and “suburbs” may not seem to go together. But in fact, it’s the perfect marriage – a marriage made in hell. It’s a connection fueled by ample resources, stigma and easy access to the drug hubs of major cities. Some of the nation’s most severe heroin epidemics […]

The Importance of Community and Recovery

Millions of people live and thrive in addiction recovery. There is an active and vocal community of survivors and their loved ones. It is a community you or your loved one can join. This community is essential for maintaining and enjoying sobriety. It is essential for immediate and long-term mental health. The U.S. Surgeon General[1] […]