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Counterfeit Bar

Following a meeting, on March 9, 2013 my fiancé, Paul B. and I returned home from yet another average meal at a late-night diner...

A Youth In Recovery

I got sober at 23 years of age. You don’t typically choose to get sober at that age; it’s more like being forced. But...

The Parent Blame Game

My seventeen-year-old daughter's face looked ashen. Why wasn't she happy to see me after two weeks in a treatment center? Her crestfallen demeanor concerned...

Addicted and Homeless

I never anticipated writing about homelessness and addiction from firsthand experience. Just like everyone else, I had plans and dreams for my life; they...

The BookStand: Gracie’s Secret

Gracie’s Secret (Lorelie Rozzano, Edgewood Publishing, 2nd edition, 2014). Meet Grace. At nine years old, she has a big secret. Grace knows first-hand that...

Philip Seymour Hoffman: An Addicted America

Like many who saw him perform, I won’t soon forget Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. Not because I saw him on Broadway in a...

Uncle Johnny’s Christmas Party

It was a cold December evening in Connecticut with snow in the forecast. For the family holiday festivities, my mother had dressed my two...

Letter from the Editor: Summer 2014

It’s summer already – this year is flying by! On the first of May, David and I returned to our little cabin in the...

Rule 62 Travel Club

My name is Melissa, and I am a travel agent and an alcoholic. My husband, David, and I are avid cruisers who love sobriety....

Sleeping by a Dumpster

Three years, six months and ten days ago (not that I’m counting), I was sleeping by a dumpster behind the bar where I drank...

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