The Latest Alarming Opioid Side Effect

The Latest Alarming Opioid Side Effect

As if the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation hasn’t been devastating enough, public health officials have recently identified another alarming side effect from excessive...
Symptom Substitution

Symptom Substitution

Jane was in a facility getting treatment for her bulimia and self-injurious behaviors. She reached out to me about her struggles, informing me that...
The Sober Women

Sex And The Sober Woman

Secrets will always try to keep us in the dark; but if we let it, our spirit will always move us into the light. I was told...
Stigma And Addiction

Stigma And Addiction: Let’s Challenge and Change It Together

Approximately one in ten Americans over the age of twelve are addicted to alcohol and drugs, while over 20% of Canadians are affected by...
Getting Saved


I once stayed at a women’s residence in lower Manhattan run by the evangelical Salvation Army. It wasn’t as much fun as Damon Runyon’s version...
2018 Reflections of a new year


I find that the new year is a perfect time for self-reflection. Sometimes it’s about the past year, and at others it’s about my life...
My Insane Life

My Insane Life – Diary of Addiction

In 2009, I was living in London with my wife and I was in and out of the house, using drugs, partying and trying...
Support Network

Finding A Sober Support Network

So, after this holiday season I was reminded of how important it is to have a great support network. Miraculously resisting all the holiday...
Daniel Fonte

Tribute to Daniel Fonte

There comes a time in everyone’s life when certain incidents or tragic events take place that leave you wondering why must things happen the...
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Why Is This New Year’s Resolution Different From All Others?

Okay, it’s that time of year again. The party hats are back in the closet, your smart phone is filled with holiday selfies and...

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