Happy Memorial Day

Take the time today to reflect on what Memorial is for and then go have some fun.  Surely we all recognize that having the first three day weekend of the summer is a great thing.  The start of some warm weather for the Northerners, an extra day to hit the beach for the folks in … Read more

Wake up and change

“Without change, something sleeps inside us, and seldom awakens. The sleeper must awaken.”   – Frank Herbert It is all about change.  Without change we wither and die.  People ask me why don’t you write more about relapse prevention?  My answer is, that is exactly what I do.  When we are proactive in our recovery and life … Read more

Get the facts before you decide

Experience has taught us that [spiritual approaches and conceptions] are matters about which, for our purpose, we need not be worried. They are questions for each individual to settle for himself. —Alcoholics Anonymous, 4th ed., pg. 50 Recently I learned about a series of DVD’s that help to answer the questions that we all face … Read more

Recovery Information

Medical Aspects of Alcohol and Alcoholism 1. Alcoholism: classified as a disease, characterized by a loss of control. 2. Hangover Effects: mini-withdrawal from a depressant drug; causes agitation upon detoxification. Symptoms include: headache, irritability, dehydration, upset stomach, anxiety, nausea, jumpiness. 3. Malnutrition: alcohol has no nutritional value; essential vitamins, minerals, proteins are missing from the … Read more

Recovery Information

Good Morning, The information I’ll be sharing in this blog was given to me at an outpatient drug and alcohol program I recently completed.  I found it to be very helpful.  I let Dan know all the great information I was getting, and true to Dan, he “suggested” I share it on his blog.  Today, … Read more

Motivational recovery

“People often say that motivation doesn’t last. Well, neither does bathing — that’s why we recommend it daily.”  — Zig Ziglar In the recovered life we can include in the term motivation our Spiritual condition.  We are clean and sober on a daily basis contingent upon our Spiritual condition.  Well just like bathing we need … Read more


“Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows not victory or defeat.”  Theodore Roosevelt If you want to know anything about success … Read more


“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond.” Unknown We all have challenges in life we can react or we can respond.  When those challenges are emotional or carry an emotional charge we tend to react.  The recovered life shows us how to respond.  Implementing the twelve steps or one of … Read more

Love and to be loved…

“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides”  – David Viscott We all toss around idealistic points of view when it comes to certain topics like, money, relationships, family, and love.  Talk to a person that is dealing with an issue in one of these areas and give them the old … Read more

The sure fire secret to recovery…

“Everything you are against weakens you. Everything you are for empowers you.”   – Dr. Wayne Dyer The Law of Attraction is the spiritual law that says anything we focus on we attract to us.  Whether it is what we want or not.  What gives the law more power is when we are focused on something with … Read more