Nothing bugs me more than people trying to convert me to Jesus.'s not THAT dramatic. I don't want to offend anyone. I'm GLAD you have Jesus, if you do. I'm GLAD you believe and have faith and it is everything to you. I'm GLAD that you have found what you needed through Jesus Christ. I mean this in the most serious way, without an ounce of sarcasm. If it fills up your life and makes you a better human, than I am grateful you have it. ...more

Recovery: Dual Diagnosis and Judgment

Last night I went out to dinner with a few friends from group. Honestly, one isn’t a friend and she gets on my last nerve, but I’m trying to accept and overcome.  One person knew about my struggles with bipolar and that I’m in a program where they are working on my meds—it has CD support, too. So, of course, the entire group knows. My group has a lot of “old timers” who think that any psychotropic medication is bad. I notice that these are the people who have sobriety I do not want. They are nut buckets....more

12 Step Program- *OPTIONAL*

It has been an important part of my life experience getting to know and trying to understand my son's father. Through him I was introduced to the world of people who struggle with addiction. It is fair to say my emotions toward him have colored my beliefs. It is also fair to say that in general I am an intelligent and sure minded person capable of formulating rational, unemotionally biased arguments. I was driven to find this information because of my emotional reactions. Reading it, researching it, and my continued interest in it has been a fascination that is 100% rational....more

50 Minutes in an Alcoholic Household

GLRED  …Course my epiphany came after Cindy’s five year dam burst and vile spewed from her mouth like a broken water main.  I stood in shock trying to grasp what just happened when Scott entered the kitchen and yelled, “See, see?!  The way she just spoke to you is the way she has spoken to me for the past five years!!”  Cindy’s entire body tensed up.  This was not good.  I thought, dangit, Scott!!  I had almost made it out of the kitchen before Cindy flung her hands in the air....more
All I can say is WOW.  What a sorrowful story and how very sad for Scotty and YOU.  What a ...more