Check Out My Short Film on Addiction/Recovery Posted to Instagram

https://www.instagram.com/p/CKrqaK-jQAJ/ Please, if you have a few minutes, check out this video I was asked to make for an Instagram page about addiction and recovery. I'm proud of it and hope it'll help a few people. Feel free to like and share and follow me on Instagram or other social media. It's always challenging to…

Lessons from Recovery May Help Heal the Political Divide

This was the second US Presidential Election I've participated in as a voter since I entered recovery from alcoholism and pornography addiction in early 2014. It is also the second time in as many elections that, regardless of the outcome, I think the lessons I gathered from my recovery process are ones that all Americans…

The Piece of Advice that Stopped Me From Relapsing

I’ve mentioned several times that I’ve never relapsed. I’m very proud of that fact, although I think it speaks to my self-centered stubbornness more than anything else. It’s nice that personality trait has finally paid off. I also think my obsessive nature toward statistics constantly reminds me that I’d be into my 50s before I’d…

If You’re Not Willing to Ask For Help, You’re Not Going to Overcome Addiction

I think there are three basic steps in achieving recovery: 1) Admitting to yourself have a problem, 2) Asking a professional for help, 3) Following through with treatment. I think the second step is the toughest part for most people and where recovery either happens, or doesn’t. I don’t think admitting you have an addiction…