Living in the moment after alcohol addiction

Living in the moment after alcohol addiction

Living in the moment after alcohol addiction is something much talked about, and though intellectually I understand, it’s not something that I find very easy to apply in my life consistently. But the longer I’m sober, the more important I’ve come to...
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06/05 2015
Any length to stay sober

Any length to stay sober

I’ll be the first to admit sometimes I don’t go to any length to stay sober. I’ve gone a week and a half without going to a meeting, I don’t write out my Tenth Step every single night, and sometimes I procrastinate...
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06/04 2015
Chasing The “Legal High”: Substances Abuse

Chasing The “Legal High”: Substances Abuse

By: Tyler Oberheim A current trend that is making a come back in the substance abuse field is the commercialization of altered illicit substances in the United States. These substances, known as novel drugs, possess altered chemical structures that set them apart...
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06/03 2015
Salvia: The Diviner’s Sage

Salvia: The Diviner’s Sage

By: Tyler Oberheim Salvia divinorum, or better known by its street names as salvia, magic mint, or Sally-D is a psychotropic herb that belongs to the sage family. Salvia has long been used in religious and healing ceremonies of certain Native American...
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05/27 2015
The ‘$5 insanity drug’: Flakka

The ‘$5 insanity drug’: Flakka

By: Tyler Oberheim Alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone, or more commonly recognized as alpha-PVP or Flakka, is a designer drug that has been taking the South Florida Region by storm. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration the Flakka related cases went from no reported cases...
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05/22 2015
Sobriety is a gift not to be wasted

Sobriety is a gift not to be wasted

You cannot change what you are, only what you do. -Philip Pullman Part of the recovery process is accepting the fact that we are alcoholics and addicts. By accepting I mean not only becoming “okay” with it but also embracing this part...
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05/20 2015
Men are more prone to binge drinking alcohol

Men are more prone to binge drinking alcohol

Men and Alcohol Addiction From social drinking to alcohol abuse to full blown alcoholism, men are at risk when they drink. Gender studies reveal that men are more prone to binge drinking and drinking more excessively than women. Men also become more...
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05/18 2015
Surviving as an alcoholic is quite a journey

Surviving as an alcoholic is quite a journey

Surviving alcohol addiction is quite a journey. It takes strength. It takes courage. It takes motivation. It takes love. It takes support. I could go on and on, but the point is: it is NOT an easy journey. Anyone on this journey...
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05/13 2015
Leaving the alcoholic with a drinking problem

Leaving the alcoholic with a drinking problem

To leave or not to leave the alcoholic, that is the question. I have been in this situation several times, even in sobriety. It can be one of the most difficult decisions to make, because while staying in the misery seems impossible,...
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05/11 2015