Why Do Alcoholics Blame Others?

This was originally published at https://www.therecoveryvillage.com/recovery-blog/why-alcoholics-blame-others/.  When it comes to the blame game, alcoholics are professionals. We can blame anyone and anything but ourselves when it comes to the predicaments we find ourselves in and the choices we make. For some reason, it’s easier to manipulate reality and shift blame than it is to own up […]

GUEST POST: A Concerned Father’s Hope for The Future of Addiction – Thoughts On a Study of Addictions “Brain Disease”

Addiction is everywhere. Some would say such a phrase is being paranoid or overly concerned, but the truth is that addiction is an ever growing problem. We live in a time when the options for pleasure are numerous and easily had. As a man, it’s something I must be aware of myself. I obviously don’t […]

What It’s Like to Get Sober at 20

This post was originally published at www.cosmopolitan.com It’s one month after my sophomore year of college. I’ve always been comfortable with public speaking, but not today. I’m petrified. I’m slouched in a circle of chairs and I’m about to tell my deepest, darkest secrets to a room full of people with only one thing in […]