Forward Focus

Faces of Recovery, Part 2: Eric’s Story

Monday, July 2, 2018 Brian Chicoine 0

The closest that I can come to is imagine holding your breath and screaming at yourself not to take a breath – I mean really scream at yourself not to take a breath and your body is saying to take that breath. It just is, it’s a fight, flight survival instinct – and that’s what happens in active addiction. READ MORE

Opinion

I wasn’t an alcoholic – I just drank to stay sane

Sunday, October 8, 2017 Keith Howard 0

Before I got sober, I’d only gone without alcohol for more than seven days three times since I was 13. The first two “extended dry times” led me to attempt suicide and end up in psychiatric hospitals – the third included talking mice, fireworks and long conversations with princesses. Let me explain. READ MORE

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