Restoring Hope: The Gift of Detox

It doesn’t happen for me every day. But it definitely happened yesterday. As I moved from room to room and patient to patient, I heard one success story after another. Kevin has been off fentanyl since the middle of April. He is sleeping well and doing home renovation projects he’d delayed for years. Now he […]

Triggers as Reminders

Triggers as Reminders

Recovery is a lifelong journey, complete with many twists and turns. A friend who has been sober from alcohol for 2 1/2 years told me a story yesterday that drove this point home. She had just renewed her Costco membership and went there for the first time since she became sober. In addition to their […]

Get Clean or Screw It?

Get Clean or Screw It?

Sometimes it is hard to think beyond the next few weeks or even days. It is very easy to say “f**k it, I may not even be here in a few weeks I contract coronavirus.” For many, there is a sense of the relief from responsibility that comes with being confronted by our current vulnerability […]