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.

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.

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.