Caf-fiend

Ronnie Alcoholism, Big 4 : Mental Illness, Bipolar Disorder, Manic, Substance Abuse 0 Comments

When I first went sober I began drinking coffee. I always liked the smell of it but never enjoyed the taste. That was until I needed to replace the alcohol with something. Caffeine has been my upper for the last nearly 5 years. Coffee, Hi-Balls, 5-Hours, caffeine pills, crazy amount of soft drinks. Every single day. My body was having trouble functioning without it. I’ve recently began realizing it wasn’t a much better replacement to the alcohol. It controlled my life and my moods.

Texas

Ronnie Alcoholism, Big 4 : Addiction, Big 4 : Homosexuality, Big 4 : Mental Illness, Bigotry, Bipolar Disorder, Childhood, Closure, Family, First Drink, Homophobia, Homosexuality, Insecurity, LGBT, Milestones, Past, School, Struggle, Substance Abuse, Texas 0 Comments

Last week was a bittersweet one for me. I went on very quick road trip with Richie to handle some business in Texas, where I was born. Although we were there on business, we took some time to try and visit some places from my childhood in Dallas, and some touristy things for Richie. It was bittersweet because on our way we stopped in a little town named Sulphur Springs, population 15,000, and every bit of the stereotypical Texas that people commonly see the state as. Although I know both sides of Texas; the major metropolitan city of Dallas that is progressive, and then the very ‘red’ rural side.

I Hate My Face

Ronnie Affirmation, Alcoholism, Appreciation, Big 4 : Mental Illness, Humility, Insecurity, Positivity, Self Care, Self-Awareness, Tips 0 Comments

I am confident in saying that most everyone has had some issues with the way they look at one point or another in their life. I am also confident in saying that those same people have thought about changing themselves to fit the mold brought on by society. Insecurity in the way you look is common. However, what you do with that insecurity is what sets you apart from others.

Mary

Ronnie Advocacy, Alcoholism, Big 4 : Addiction, Celebrity, Loss, Recovery, Stigma, Struggle 0 Comments

A short obituary to a lost recovery advocate.

We have lost yet another advocate. This time in the arena of alcoholism. A star of stage and screen, Mary Tyler Moore was mostly famous for her works throughout Hollywood. But to those of us who share a common strain with her all know she was an unexpected advocate for recovery. She then broke stigma when she publicly spoke about her disease.