The Counter Culture of Recovery

The Counter Culture of Recovery

“Sex, Drugs and Rock n Roll” is a term that millions of us are familiar with whether you experienced it or not. Today, “Recovery” is a term more widely used than ever before and at the same time, what does it really mean? The Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) currently defines it as “A process of change through which individuals improve their health and wellness, live a self- directed life, and strive to reach their full potential.” I like that. I define it as not using alcohol or other drugs to…continue reading →
Suicide Alternatives

Suicide Alternatives

Just a few weeks ago, the beloved Chris Cornell, world renowned voice of the 90’s grunge movement committed suicide. I was crushed as my own life flashed before my eyes. In 2008, I left my I.D. and wallet at my family’s home while I walked 5 miles through fields and woodlands and climbed the north end of a Western European castle, walking on the ledge at its highest point contemplating the step off. In 2007, I ran out into a busy intersection in NYC wishing to get hit by the oncoming bus. Going…continue reading →
Relaxing With a Drink During Pregnancy?

Relaxing With a Drink During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is such a special time for parents. As a daddy, I can’t even begin to imagine exactly what my wife was experiencing. I do know that the abundance of amazement, wonder and fragility involved often sent us into a whole other dimension. Being a first time parent, the unknown was something I couldn’t even begin to fathom. Taking it as it came was the only way for me to go through the process. My wife and I participated in a parent readiness group where we were guided through the process. It was…continue reading →