I-S-M in Alcoholism

Alcohol is only a symptom of the disease alcoholism. You can take the alcohol out of alcoholism but what is left is the “ism” part of this disease. The ism is why we drank, the ism is what drove us to bad neighborhoods in our mind, who drove our bus. The ism will quickly getContinue reading “I-S-M in Alcoholism”

Lateral Violence

Lateral Violence What is lateral violence? Although it is found everywhere, lateral violence in this case refers to its impact in communities, workplaces, homes, events and literally everywhere there are people. Lateral violence is a learned behaviour as a result of colonialism and patriarchal methods of governing and developing a society. What are the behavioursContinue reading “Lateral Violence”

Relapse….

Since I’ve gone to treatment I’ve had many Healthy Relationships (friends in sobriety) relapse. Numbers are out there and they’re not in our favor. Relapse happens whether you like to talk about it or not. Problems arise and people isolate, they dig themselves in that trench of shame, resentment, guilt etc… Hell I’ve even relapsedContinue reading “Relapse….”

Overthinking

When I say this I personally hop that train into my head and over analyze stuff to a degree that it’s antagonizing and detrimental and it includes everyone and everything around me. A lot of people have heard the saying “The longest journey is from your head to your heart” and this could not beContinue reading “Overthinking”

Fighting Nothing and Losing

Imagine losing to something you can’t see, touch or hear. You try and put a face to it or you try and find a name for it. When you don’t know what you don’t know it becomes pretty hard. You see there’s three kinds of scenarios when it comes to something like this. You knowContinue reading “Fighting Nothing and Losing”

Love My Self

When I started my journey, even before I gave a false sense that I “Truly” loved myself and nothing couldn’t break me I said to myself, “Yeah man, of course I love me, why wouldn’t I!!” or “No man, nothing can break this man! I’m solid!!!” You know where that got me? Up shit creekContinue reading “Love My Self”

Easier Day by Day

I remember the moment, when the moment came as a feeling that I was done yet I waited one more week before I checked myself into Detox. That was one of the scariest feelings I’ve ever had to go through, sitting down with the clinician with only a back pack of my stuff, feeling brokeContinue reading “Easier Day by Day”

Great Attitude = Gratitude

When I first came to treatment in July (2019) here at Round Lake Treatment Center, They started everyday in the same manner during the weekdays which is great structure in a time where most of us were feeling anxious, scared, nervous and uneasy. They showed us that we were to be in 4 seasons (aContinue reading “Great Attitude = Gratitude”

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