Today the Catholic Church celebrates The Holy Family of Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. I believe the Holy Family has much to offer the addict trying to recover. They can offer us the hope of God's promise to His people that He will never leave them nor abandon them. The Holy Family traveled hundreds of miles … Continue reading Run to the Holy Family For Help in Our Addiction
Making a decision to attend addiction recovery support meetings is very difficult, indeed. Venerable Matt Talbot, who remained sober from alcohol for over 40 years, has equated getting sober with a miracle like walking on water. Support meeting have been a big part of that miracle of sobriety in my life. Getting the courage to … Continue reading The Miracle of Attending Addiction Support Meetings
All addicts during the recovery journey say they want to get well. They might say things like "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired" or "I don't want to live with this anymore" or "I can't go on like this". This most frequently happens after a binge we said we wouldn't do … Continue reading Why Am I Not Getting Sober?
Many addicts struggle with frequent slips. You may have a few days of success and then bam, you are blindsided by temptations to act out and you give in to it. I have come to discover if I am truly honest with myself these blindside temptations are caused by my behaviors preceding them. I would … Continue reading Preventing Frequent Slips