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.

2016 The Year That Changed Everything

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There’s no doubt that 2016 will go down as one of the worst years ever for America, and many other places around the world. This year we lost so many prominent faces to addiction, mental illness, and natural causes. People who were forces in their own rightful arenas. We were also either one side or the other from a toxic and dividing political election that pitted friend against friend and relative against relative. I ended up being on the losing side of things unfortunately, in more ways than one.

The Pain of Losing Friendships

Ronnie Big 4 : Addiction, Decisions, Loss 0 Comments

Recently I celebrated my third year of sobriety, the day after my thirtieth birthday. Yes, I am the guy who wanted to go out with a bang and party hard for my last day of drinking. It was a day full of day drinking and night drinking, followed by smoking weed and waking up in someone else’s clothes the next morning. But, that’s not the point of this particular post. This one is more about the hard decisions we have to make when we start our journey in sobriety.

Fighting a Losing Battle

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In our journey towards lasting sobriety, it can commonly feel as if we are fighting a losing battle. We lose friends, loved ones, family, jobs, belongings, our health, and more. It can be difficult to think that we are actually doing any good in our lives when everything we know seems to be slipping away.