Step Ten of AA: Accountability

Step Ten of AA: Accountability

Society sees the 12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous as the Bible for anyone looking to recover from addiction.  The program has an estimated success rate of between 8% and 12% according to addiction specialists. Furthermore, AA has approximately 2 million…

Rock Bottom is a Lie

Rock Bottom: Here’s Why it’s Bullshit

Claiming an addict can’t/won’t get help until they hit rock bottom implies that use is not a problem until a person reaches rock bottom. Most everyone has this preconceived notion that a drug addict is some homeless poor miserable soul with no family who lives under a bridge, I know that’s what I thought, it’s a false narrative that’s the byproduct of preaching rock bottom as a necessity to being a drug addict.

Jen Elizabeth

Jen Elizabeth & Shape of a Woman

Feminism is a central theme in this piece of work.  After all, the book is titled Shape of a Woman and it’s the redemption song of a self-proclaimed female misogynist so how could it not be?  Jen Elizabeth’s memoir is so much more than a woman regaining touch with her femininity as the title implies.

How to Bridge the Cravings to Return Whole

Cravings: When do they Stop?

Cravings might be the single greatest obstacle facing a person in recovery for the simple fact that they seemingly last forever. This post is meant to address three questions: how long can you expect them to last, how to best prepare yourself to not fall into their trap, and how to expedite their duration.

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