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Oran Canfield Writes a Recovery Memoir Not to be Missed

A few weeks ago I had the unique opportunity of attending a training session in Philadelphia held by Jack Canfield, best known for co-authoring the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, and during the training he mentioned that his son was an author and had recently published a great book. He also shared that his son was a better writer than he was, which is saying a lot coming from a New York Times bestselling […]

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Paving The Way To Recovery – The True Pioneers

It amazes me that over 75 years ago Alcoholics Anonymous was founded (June 10th, 1935) and yet today you can still find AA meetings all around the world. It is rare that anything can withstand the test of time like Alcoholics Anonymous has. I am always frustrated when I hear others discuss recovery statistics and how unsuccessful AA is in helping others achieve longterm sobriety. I don’t want to make this blog an analysis on […]

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My Surreal Sobriety Moment & Eva Longoria Parker

I wanted to take a minute to share something that really just brings to light how much sobriety can change your life. I recently had the opportunity to do a radio interview regarding my new 30 Day Sobriety Solution Program I am working on and I was taken back with what the radio host kept mentioning before and after breaks during the interview. So much in fact that the first time he said it I […]

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Are Dry Counties Better For Your Family?

It has been an interesting few weeks since I wrote the last blog on the topic of prohibition. The topic has gotten some attention and I have had another 5 radio stations around the country contact me for interviews. Since this is basically a continuation of my last blog, “Should We Return To Prohibition“, I am not going to cover the same information, rather I would like to discuss some other relevant points that I feel should be made […]

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Should We Return to Prohibition?

During the month of alcohol awareness I have had the opportunity of doing some radio interviews around the country on the controversial topic of prohibition. Of course just the mention of prohibition brings up instant controversy, and I am not necessarily an advocate of prohibition, but I do believe there is a strong case to be made for dry cities, counties and even states. To be clear first we need to define what a dry […]

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7 Simple Reasons You Need To Be Quitting Alcohol

What brought you to this site and blog post? I am always interested by this question because I went through so many phases during my drinking career and quitting alcohol. Each year I would add a new YES to the common list of “Do You Have a Drinking Problem” questions. Here are some of the questions you should ask yourself. The more you answer yes to each question the more likely you should be concerned […]

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Why are Holiday Party Hangovers Good for you?

Am I An Alcoholic – How The Holiday Party Hangover Can Answer This Question Have you ever woken up the morning after a holiday party with that familiar feeling in the pit of your stomach that maybe, just maybe, you drank a little bit too much the night before and embarrassed yourself? For a regular drinker this is bound to happen at some point or another and when it does it is not a fun […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous

It was a cold winter night outside of Denver, Colorado. I was about 30 minutes from home in a neighborhood hopefully unlikely to attract any friends or co-workers. The only thing I cared about that night was fulfilling my promise to my wife to finally attend my first Alcoholics Anonymous meeting and ensuring that I didn’t run into anyone I knew. Mission Accomplished. I made it to the meeting and that night was the first […]

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Trigger Happy in Breckenridge, Colorado

I was lucky enough to spend Thanksgiving week with my wife and two daughters in Breckenridge, Colorado at a timeshare we “own”. We have been going to this timeshare dating all the way back to 2000, about 7 years before I finally got sober. What I  find interesting when I go there now is the power of triggers and how they could lead to a relapse. Although I know there is no way I would […]

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Does a Career in Door-to-Door Fundraising Lead to Alcoholism?

A question that is often is asked of me is when was the first time in my drinking “career” I started to realize I might have a problem with alcohol. This is an interesting question and one that I, and most alcoholics, usually spend quite a bit of time thinking about, especially when in recovery. My first enlightenment to my alcoholism came very early in my drinking career, even though at that time I would […]

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