Martin Preston Shares His Story of Addiction Recovery

Martin Preston Shares His Story of Addiction Recovery

It is my great pleasure to introduce Martin Preston, Founder of Port of Call, who has graciously agreed to share the story of his alcohol and cocaine addiction and the recovery journey he’s taken as today’s Face of Recovery. Why share? There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment andContinue Reading

After Years of Sobriety She|He Won’t Forgive or Forget

After Years of Sobriety She|He Won’t Forgive or Forget

“After years of sobriety she [or he] still won’t forgive or forget! What can I do? I’m so tired of being the bad-guy!“ I’ve often heard this from persons in recovery – persons who are doing “everything right” but still are unable to get the forgiveness and the sense that “it” is really in the pastContinue Reading

Today’s Face of Addiction Recovery – Nancy L. Carr | Author “Last Call, a Memoir”

Today’s Face of Addiction Recovery – Nancy L. Carr | Author “Last Call, a Memoir”

It is my great pleasure to introduce Nancy L. Carr – today’s Face of Addiction Recovery, who has graciously agreed to share her story of her alcohol and cocaine addiction and the recovery journey she’s taken. Why share? There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery.Continue Reading

Sick and Tired of the Drinker’s Lies and Broken Promises

Sick and Tired of the Drinker’s Lies and Broken Promises

If you love someone who drinks too much – whether it’s binge drinking on the week-ends or drinking several drinks a night or you might even think of them as an alcoholic, but your not for sure, sure – then you’ve likely been told by your loved one things like: I am soooooo sorry. YouContinue Reading

Drugged Driving is Impaired Driving

Drugged Driving is Impaired Driving

The following is a guest post submitted by a person who asked to remain anonymous but wanted to share their remorse and guilt for having injured a child while driving under the influence of drugs. Living with Guilt: How I Injured a Child Through Drugged Driving It all started with a headache. Several weeks before, myContinue Reading

A Mother’s Heartbreak | MaryBeth Cichocki

A Mother’s Heartbreak | MaryBeth Cichocki

MaryBeth Chichocki asked me to share her letter to her son, Matt, who died of a drug overdose, in hopes her story and her blog, Mother’s Heartbreak.com, can help others whose child has a drug use problem. MaryBeth is determined to make a difference and has a meeting scheduled with the Governor of Delaware to talkContinue Reading

Sharing the Family’s Side of the Disease of Addiction

Sharing the Family’s Side of the Disease of Addiction

Addiction affects approximately 23 million Americans. Those grappling with this chronic brain disease, in turn, affect some 120 million others – the parents, siblings, spouses, grandparents, aunts, uncles, children, in-laws, significant others and close friends of those who struggle. To raise awareness about the family side – not as a competition for which side hasContinue Reading

Cayla Clark Shares Her Story of Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Cayla Clark Shares Her Story of Alcohol Addiction Recovery

It is my great pleasure to introduce Cayla Clark – today’s Face of Recovery, who has graciously agreed to share her story of her alcohol addiction and the recovery journey she’s taken. Why share? There is a great deal of confusion, stigma, shame and discrimination surrounding addiction and addiction treatment and recovery. Yet those who have theContinue Reading