A Blog Without Substance

Everything I'd like to discuss

H.A.L.T. Before You Fall

As I have mentioned before, getting clean is relatively easy; I used to joke that ‘I had given up so many times, I’m starting to get really good at it’ (although few people laughed!) Staying clean is the challenge. And the answer isn’t as simple as just avoiding...

An Addict Fell In A Hole

Take a moment to read this simple but powerful tale. I came across this in the very early stages of my own recovery - there really is no greater therapeutic value than one addict talking to another….   An Addict Fell In A Hole and couldn’t get out. A businessman...

Feelings are not FACTS!

Millions of thoughts run around my head during any given day, positive and negative, and most of those thoughts tune into my emotional response mechanisms and generate a feeling that reflects the initial thought. That’s how feelings work. Your feelings can be put into...

Coping with Choices in Recovery

When you are in the throes of a particularly spectacular addictive episode - you could be drunk for three days and have very little idea of what carnage you have left behind until the sober dawn greets you with a smack around the head; you could be holed up in some...

Your recovery isn’t for everyone!

Entering recovery, and working hard to release yourself from the grip of your addiction, means that you as person will change inside, and that means that you as a person will change on the outside as well. Some close members of your inner circle, friends and family,...