Texas Joins States to Investigate Opioid Manufacturers

The Attorney General of Texas Ken Paxton will join a coalition of state Attorney Generals the are set out to investigate the part drug manufacturers have in the present opioid epidemic. The Attorney General from Texas stated “The multi-state investigation will help us determine the appropriate course of action we can take as attorneys general…

Putting New Heroes on a Pedestal

My Heroes   I had known that I was an alcoholic since I was 14 years old. I did everything alcoholically. As an aspiring artist, all of my heroes were either alcoholic or addicted to drugs.   I remember reading a Hunter S. Thompson book while in middle school and becoming mesmerized by his drug…

The Power of “Me Too”

Our addiction isolates us. Most of us come into recovery feeling very much alone. Hiding from the world has become a way of life for many suffering addicts and alcoholics. The shame we feel prevents us from having any real connection with others. We feel safer being alone than letting others see our behavior for…

Attitude of Gratitude: Step 12

Getting sober and working the 12-Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous has provided me with a life I never believed I could have, or even one that I deserved. I will be forever grateful to the program and the people I have met in meetings, treatment centers, and sober living homes. One of the most important aspects…

What Motivates You to Stay Sober?

Most addicts and alcoholics have very strong reasons for getting sober. We are faced with the countless consequences of our alcoholic behavior: legal consequences, losing our families, rapidly deteriorating health, ultimatums from friends, families, and employers. While there is an endless list of reasons for addicts and alcoholics to get sober, what motivates them to…