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…

Jeannie Baringer talks Addiction

Jeannie & JJ: The Baringer’s Pt. II

Jeannie & JJ This is the very first episode where I host two guests, Jeannie and JJ, to share their perspectives.  Jeannie is the mother of Erin Baringer and her son Dean died from an overdose. You might remember Erin…

Step Nine of AA: Honor

Step Nine of AA: Honor

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

Dope is Unbearable: The OD Movement

Why Stopping Drugs is Unbearable

The question, "What happens to heroin addicts when they quit cold turkey, and why is it so unbearable?" popped up on my Quora feed the other day. This post is taken, in part, from my response. There are different levels…

Jeanette Ballien: The OD Movement

Jeanette Ballien: Emily’s Story Pt. II

Jeanette Ballien joins us in this episode to share her story of strength, perseverance, and hope in dealing with her daughter's heroin addiction. In case you missed part one of this series, where I talk Jeanette's daughter Emily, it is…