One Proud Mom – Son’s Addiction

I cannot imagine what our family’s life would be like today if a friend had not insisted that I go to that Al-Anon meeting last fall.  I was sick and tired of talking and worrying about addiction, living with an addict, and didn’t want to be around pitiful loved ones of alcoholics.  In my usual…

So, what do you do?

How often do we hear So, what do you do in a social setting? A seemingly harmless question, often used as a social ice breaker, but that holds so much weight in how we are defined, both personally and socially. I used to struggle with this question, because If you asked me 6 years ago, my…

Director of Recovery Services

Stephen is a native Texan who became addicted to drugs and alcohol in his early teens. He describes his life and rapidly descending into one of constant conflicts and lies causing constant harm to himself and others. Upon meeting his wife, Stephen knew he needed to change, but after several unsuccessful attempts at sobriety, he…

My Story

I don’t remember ever feeling completely comfortable in my own skin until I took my first drink. It was as if the world went from black-and-white to Technicolor the second it hit my lips and I immediately decided that I was going to do that again as often as possible. My disease progressed as I…

Have you a Sufficient Substitute?

Individuals sometimes make a start on their recovery journey with trepidation, unsure of whether sobriety means being resigned to a righteous and boring life. The elusive draw to dysfunction can make us fearful of being set on a more stable and constant path. We who have experienced real freedom assure those still skeptical that sobriety…

Golf and Recovery

Just Swing – Golf and Recovery

Keep the head still, grip firm but not too tight, rotate your lower body to start the swing, use your legs to take the club back but don’t forget to keep your left arm straight. Make sure the butt of the club points back at the ball during take away, now feel your hands set…

Another Birthday Sober

I turn 30 years old today.  I vaguely remember my birthday 2 years ago.  If I recall, that birthday consisted of drinking vodka and popping Vicodin in bed at my parent’s house.  I could not muster the courage or strength to leave my room, let alone leave the house.  I was full of fear, afraid…

Kitchen is the heart of a home

Heart of the Home

The kitchen is often referred to as the “heart of the home.” It is a place to fellowship, work, and nourish the soul. This has been exactly the case at The Last Resort. Since we first opened, clients have always played a role in preparing meals for each other as a way of learning life…