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What Is Acupuncture?

Acupuncture is a traditional Chinese technique that has helped many people struggling with addiction get on the road to recovery. At Mountainside, acupuncture is a key offering in our Wellness programming. To learn more about what acupuncture is and how it can help an individual’s addiction treatment, watch this short video. If you or a loved … Continued

SGR Ep139 - How to Find Freedom Through Sobriety

In this monologue episode, Shane talks about why the valley is referred to as the taint instead of the armpit of California, his recent trip to see Madchild at the Viper Room, and what to drink in situations where alcohol is around you. Show More Summary

Have I Forgotten What It’s Like to be New to Sobriety?

I was walking with someone new to recovery this week. My mother gave me a pink canister of pepper spray for Easter, so I feel safer early morning Grand Rapids. We start out at dawn and some of the back streets are dark.   Bitter Pill...Show More Summary

Will a Killer Hangover Delay Your Next Drink? (Hint: Probably Not)

Headache. Dizziness. Nausea. Fatigue. Hangovers are the absolute worst. Many of us have been there – and even vowed to ourselves we’d never drink again. But even if we wholeheartedly believe the promise when we make it, do our hangovers actually influence the time to the next drink? A recent study tackled this question…and the...

It’s a Sign From Above to Quit Drinking (or Duck)!

It’s spring in Michigan and I work in one of those old buildings that have trouble shifting from winter steam heat to AC. And it’s been so gorgeous outside, that natural air is what I’m after. So, I tried to open my office window.  But,...Show More Summary

Sara’s Story: Pregnant Survivor of Rape & Meth Addiction at 18 Years Old

Hi, I don’t know really how to start this off. I was debating if I should write more as a story of my life, a letter to meth or something else. So, I will do a little of it all. My motto these days is... Read the full article... The post... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my blog for the full story, more meth resources and more! ]]

5 Ways to Say No Relapse Without Saying No to Fun

Spring is here! As we come out of hibernation and trade binge-watching Netflix in our sweatpants for soaking up the sun with friends, we realize that warmer weather comes with some challenges. For many, spring and summer are synonymous with drinking. Outdoor parties, music festivals, barbecues, vacations … they often all include alcohol. And if … Continued

Day 975

I used a calculator to find out what day I have in this new life of me. Day 975, 2 years and 8 months and 1 day ago I finished this book ‘Kicking the drink easily’ by Jason Vale and … Continue reading ?

Essential Oils to Ease Recovery from Addiction

Today in my 7th year of sobriety, I am looking back remembering how very difficult the early days of recovering from alcoholism or addictions can be. In the early days there are many discomforts that one experiences…and I had to share how essential oils may help to ease these. Show More Summary

024. Worth It

Sometimes, when you’re trying to quit drinking, the voice in your head can get really loud. So I send out free one minute audio messages of encouragement (and ass-kicking) to anyone who wants them. This is a transcript of One Minute Message #024. 024. Worth It I’d like to go into your head for just a […]

Thank God for Progress

One of the things that is talked about a lot in the rooms of recovery is that we need to strive for progress, not perfection. It’s not about becoming the perfect ideal of ourselves that should be our goal, instead, it’s just that we continue to get better over time. Whatever that “better” means to … Continue reading Thank God for Progress

Unite to Face Addiction Michigan and a BUSY Spring

It feels weird to write this, but it’s been a busy spring and an extremely busy me. Weird, because for quite a few years I woke with nothing on my plate but an empty day. Mind you, for that period of time I had nothing to do but decide which island in the Exumas to visit. […] The post Unite to Face Addiction Michigan and a BUSY Spring appeared first on Waking Up The Ghost.

Ranking the Last 14 Presidential Marriages

The American presidential marriage, from FDR and Eleanor to Barack and Michelle and beyond demonstrate a remarkable range of marital partnerships and intimacy.

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