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Category: Real Recovery

Real Recovery is a category that deals with all its aspects. I believe that for everyone in recovery there are almost that many varieties of recovery programs. They can be as unique as the people themselves. This category will also include stories of how people have faced, fought, and won their battle of addiction.

This category will deal with God, spirituality, AA, 12 step work, relapse. Also early sobriety, programs of recovery, different methods of treatment, and dealing with family.  It will deal with the way of thinking that plaques us in addiction versus the way of thinking that brings lasting sobriety. I will share my personal story and my beliefs on what led me to addiction. I will share my triumphs, my struggles, my victories.

I believe we all are in recovery from something. I pray that those posts in this category will spread light where there is darkness. Through our experience, strength, and hope we can recover. Life is fantastic and the promises do come true.

Happy Holiday Triggers

By: Michelle Frank The effects of addiction on holidays This year on the 4th of July. Food, friends and the crack and boom of fireworks. Not for me. A holiday intended to celebrate freedom was once again a reminder of…

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Ultimate Party Foul

The ultimate party foul occurs when we spend all our time complaining about what the party doesn’t have and we completely miss out on all that it does have. This past Father’s Day, I committed the ultimate party foul. I…

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Sober Distancing

How to communicate effective boundaries. Boundaries can be a confusing thing for most people but they are a necessary thing for those wishing for life long recovery. We have heard so much about social distancing lately, so what better way…

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Why Can’t He Stop

I often wonder how many times my kids thought, why can’t he stop. How many times the question was posed at family gatherings that I was absent from. Why couldn’t I stop. Did Daddy not love them enough, want them…

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Where Is He? A Story of Addiction

By Michelle Frank May 1999: We had been dating for a few weeks. The first time we went out separately with our own friends was also the first time I asked, “Where is he?” And so began, what would become…

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