Happy Friday, Nation!
It’s hard to believe the holidays are upon us once again! This year I will be staying in sunny Florida basking in the warm sun. Each year, a group of us go back to the treatment center we went to and cook the current patients breakfast. It’s always a great time and there may or may not be karaoke involved. The kitchen is usually left a mess but our stomachs are never left empty.
Ultimately, my sobriety has been one of the best gifts for my family as well as myself. My wish for you is that you are able to cherish the memories you’ve had with loved ones and make even more. Come Christmas morning, I hope you take some time to give more than receive, have a deep belly laugh, give a giant hug, and have a child-like spirit.
I hope that you get a chance to think about where you could be, or maybe where you once were. Today, we are the lucky ones. Unfortunately, there are still many people out there still struggling. There are many family members wishing they could hold their loved ones close. If you are one of those people, I pray you may soon hit your bottom only to get the help you need – God know’s someone was out there praying for me.
I am grateful for each and every one of you.
Fergie Speaks Out About Hallucinations
In a recent article, former Black-Eyed Peas singer, Fergie discusses what her life looked like on crystal meth and the resulting effects of psychosis. Fergie states it took about a year for her brain to get back to fully functioning.
Last Minute Shopping?
Have you waiting the last minute to buy holiday gifts for your loved ones? The good news is you’re not alone. The bad news is that there’s only 3 days left before the big day. Save your headache. Stay away from those overflowing malls and buy something more meaningful from home. Thanks to our Sobriety Engine, we’ve got some great courses to inspire the loved ones in your life. NewLyfe Clothing Co. also has some great designs and motivational messages that would be perfect for your sober friends and family.
Adam Is Close To 1 Year!
Congrats on all your success, Adam. We could not be happier for you! In this sober story, Adam tried to find joy in his daily life by drinking and taking pills. Adam ended up on life support, and became sick and tired of living the lifestyle he was living. Today his life could not be any better.
We Need To Talk About Fentanyl
We can’t seem to pick up a newspaper without reading about this deadly drug. In this informative article Adelya Urmanche speaks up about the terrifying grip that fentanyl has on this country and addicts all around.
The Right Way To Help An Addict
On this week’s Shair Podcast, Arden O’Connor talks about what life was like first-hand while she watched a family member live in chaos. Today Arden is the CEO and co-founder of O’Connor Professional Group, where they help families and individuals that are suffering from addiction.
I Hate Feelings
Especially in early sobriety. Man, what a mess I was. One minute I was crying and the other minute I was yelling at my therapist. In this week’s, “Far From Finished” Podcast, Veronica talks about the skills she learned during her emotional arrangement and spiritual awakening in recovery. Today, Veronica has been sober for over 17 years and her life is completely unrecognizable from that of her past.
Do You Want To Write For Us?
Do you like writing? Do you want to share your ideas about sobriety? Do you have an alternate method you use to stay sober? We want to know what’s in your head, and so does everybody else. We are now accepting writers into our authorship program!