Assistance Dogs – Recovery’s Best Friend

A dog can be your best friend while in recovery. I just read an article about The Role of Assistance Dogs in Recovering from Substance Abuse. Individuals in recovery from drug dependence can find alternative methods such as through emotional support animals, animal-assisted therapy, and service dogs. These animals can help recovering addicts in other essential ways, such as establishing… Continue Reading


Happy Sober Anniversary to Me!

I will never forget my sobriety date: October 25th. Why? Because it’s my husbands birthday. Today he celebrates his 41st birthday and today I celebrate the greatest gift I could have given him, our marriage, our family and our future – MY SOBRIETY! When I decided to get sober I was scared. I was scared… Continue Reading


Surviving the Hurricane

I grew up in a sleepy little TEENY TINY coastal town in Northern California. I convinced myself that all there was to do there was “drink, do drugs, fuck, or fight” because it was such a small, boring town with nothing else to do. I used to say that all the time. Isn’t it funny… Continue Reading


Sober Summer #2

I made it through my 1st Sober Summer. I thought the 2nd Summer would be easier, but I was wrong. It was more challenging, but strength is created when you are under pressure!