LIFE IN RECOVERY FROM CRYSTAL METH, BOOZE & AIDS
- San Francisco, California, United States
- June 25
- Producing Artistic Director
- Writing Man Productions
- I'm just a simple guy who spent many years harming myself by drinking too much alcohol and ingesting too many illegal (and legal) drugs...particularly crystal-meth.
I found myself walking back into a 12-step meeting on August 26, 2005 after a two year relapse. I have been on a healthy path of recovery ever since.
I share my life here in the hopes that others who are struggling with their own addictions can find just a little bit of hope in what I go through on a daily basis as a clean and sober man.
If you would like to talk, you can always find me on Skype....I will also accept any and all friend requests on FaceBook.
(any and all postings in LIFE IN RECOVERY FROM CRYSTAL METH, BOOZE & AIDS may be reproduced in part and or in whole in any form of media conditional on the proper citation of the blog and its author)
MY RECENT POSTS
- GETTING DRESSED
December 06, 2012 11:33PM
- TURNING THOUGHTS INTO ACTIONS
December 05, 2012 08:36PM
December 03, 2012 11:46PM
- MY THOUGHTS ON THIS WORLD AIDS
December 01, 2012 08:33PM
- IT WAS FUN!
November 27, 2012 12:31AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Let me start by saying
that I 2,000% agree with
I have to won…”
March 26, 2012 03:51AM
- “At the risk of seeming
egotistical.....check out my
feel free to use
January 06, 2012 02:47AM
- “I am going through
last April and I
February 21, 2011 07:28PM
- “@ RW005g: I really don't
know the answer to your
The severity of my
February 16, 2011 05:40PM
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Several postings ago in “Confessions, Fears & Kindness” I listed a number of my fears. That list was only a partial inventory of the things that frighten me.
Procrastination has been my companion for as long as I can remember.
Unfortunately, rarely in all the years we have been together has any good come my way from our rel… Read full post »
For the sake of simplicity, I’m just going to say that the following story takes place when I was 10years old. In reality, I was somewhere between 9 & 13, but 10 is a nice round number, and I like round numbers. Not to mentio… Read full post »
One of the first things told to me when I came into recovery was, “when in doubt as to what to do next, just do the next right thing.”
The trouble was, as… Read full post »
Within this past week, I attended a 12-step meeting in which the main speaker shared his inability while in active addiction to honor any promises he made to himself in regards to preventing his evenings out from becoming insane. He would pr… Read full post »
I enlisted in the United States Navy several years prior to the implementation of President Bill Clinton’s policy of “Don’t ask, don’t tell.”
I was eighteen years old when I began my service and, though I had been having sex with men for several years by t… Read full post »
I do not have a reputation for being the kindest person in the world.
When I… Read full post »
Last night, after my Tuesday night writer’s group, I was asked by one of the members if I would be willing to have him take my portrait for a project he is doing.
&nb… Read full post »
It has been a long time since I have viewed the start of a new year as an extraordinary event.
Once I learned that time is merely a concept created by and perceived only by man (after all, how many months have been… Read full post »
Today I learned of a sad event that happened this past August 8.
It has filled me with an indescribable level of pride and joy to have shared that I have had 100% compliance with my new HIV-med regimen which I began January 26. However, due to that little pesky little… Read full post »
For a guy who vowed to take the first half of 2011 in order to focus purely on his healthcare – I sure got very busy very quickly!
My first sponsor in this sobriety was Mitch.
Mit… Read full post »
To refer to my life as “a train wreck” as it pertains to recent events would be a bit of a dramatic exaggeration. Though if I am going to use a locomotive analogy, I think it would be fair to… Read full post »
April is my least favorite month.
It&rsquo… Read full post »
Some non-alcoholics/addicts believe that after 5½-years of sobriety I should have it all-together as it (whatever “it” is) pertains to my emotions and mental well-being.
&n… Read full post »
With the recent beautiful weather we have been having in San Francisco I have been thinking a lot about my legs.
If my… Read full post »
Anyone who would attempt to build a personality profile of my father based solely on previous posts in this series would undoubtedly conclude that he was a cheat and a liar. And he was – when he was… Read full post »
My grandfather and I were close. I would spend most every weekend during the school year and most of my summers at his house doing chores for which he paid very well (truthfully, the chores were just an e… Read full post »
Its been brought to my attenshun recently that my bolg posts have had kwite a multiplude of missteakes.
During the day… Read full post »
There has been someone with whom I have been communicating via the FaceBook chat feature. Despite the mild interest on the parts of both parties to meet face to face, such an encoun… Read full post »
What do Lady Gaga, Madonna and Cher all have in common?
Seriously! I’m asking. What – if anyth… Read full post »
Several mornings of the past two weeks have seen lines outside the local Apple Store extending up the block and around the corner; my guess is that it has been everyday of that time, but I can only speak for th… Read full post »
My cupboard was faithfully restocked the first of every month during the last nine or so months of my active addiction. It wasn’t because I was trying to fool the world – or more accurately, m… Read full post »
My successes and my failures is directly relative to the tone of the internal messages I repeat to myself so when have a thought to do something (or not do something) I ask myself, is what I’m thinking en… Read full post »
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