Addiction Recovery Blog

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December 21, 2016

Is Heroin Worth The Price of A Life

In 2015, Las Vegas, Nevada’s TV station, Las Vegas Now Channel 8, featured a special report  which said that out of the entire nation, Nevada ranked […]
December 20, 2016

Dorothy Parker and Alcoholism

Born in 1893, the witty and talented author Dorothy Parker was an alcoholic, who suffered from depression. During her later years, she committed herself to a […]
December 19, 2016

Drugs Are A Waste of Time

“Drugs are a waste of time. They destroy your memory and your self-respect and everything that goes along with your self esteem.” – Kurt Cobain When […]
December 18, 2016

The Bakersfield Meth Epidemic

Nicknamed the “armpit” of California due to its highly conservative populace as well as out-of-date technology, Bakersfield, which is the largest city in Kern County, has […]
December 17, 2016

John Cheever’s “The Swimmer”

  As an alcoholic with five years of sobriety, I identify with the protagonist, Neddy Merrill, in John Cheever’s short story, The Swimmer. The story is […]
December 16, 2016

Why is Gratitude So Important in Recovery?

  During my second year of sobriety, when I lived in Palmdale, my neighbor, who was also in recovery, would periodically send me texts like, “Keep […]
December 15, 2016

The Three Little Pigs

  Many of us are familiar with the English children’s fairy tale, The Three Little Pigs.  There were three little sibling pigs, that each built houses, […]
December 14, 2016

The Red Shoes

  The Big Book states, “We are like men who have lost their legs. We can never grow new ones.” In many ways that sentence brings […]
December 13, 2016

RIP Van Winkle

  Washington Irving’s folk tale, Rip Van Winkle, is one of the most notorious of American legends. Rip Van Winkle, along with his wife, son and […]
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