Originally published on Medium, 11/01/17 by Juliet Abram Thursday, October 26, 2017 was a big deal in terms of confronting America’s opioid epidemic. President Donald J. Trump finally declared there is a public health emergency with the opioid epidemic, although he fell short of calling this a national emergency. Trump said, “We can be the generation that … Continue reading Dealers and Dealing with the Opioid Public Health Emergency
I've neglected this blog; admittedly, somewhat on purpose. Yes, that's a lame cop-out statement but the "somewhat" applies to the 8 months or so I was slinging sandwiches in a MTO* kitchen inside one of those fabulous gas stations known for their high-end cuisine. It's critical to mention this was the most poorly operated kitchen … Continue reading Chronicles of Where-Are-Ya?
You've likely heard these terms before: Steppers, Non-Steppers, Ex-Steppers, 13 Steppers, Pro-AA, and Anti-AA. Each of these terms are divisive between only 2 worlds: The world of AA and those opposed to AA. What about everyone else? How do we educate the rest of the world fighting to end addiction about the problems in Alcoholics … Continue reading How to Save the Steppers (Outreach Goals)
Big Book Burn and Return Challenge This November my friend Jason Bartley posted a video on YouTube challenging people to either return their Alcoholics Anonymous Big Book to the organization or burn their Big Book if they prefer. Similar to the “ice bucket challenge” which went viral many moons ago, the Big Book Burn and … Continue reading Big Book Burn or Return Challenge!
Do we avoid having conversations with loved ones that may help educate them in how we recovered and why it works for us? In the Living Sober book by Alcoholics Anonymous we're told: "Our shaky emotional condition also affects our feelings towards old friends and family. For many of us, these relationships seem to heal … Continue reading There are No Rules only Suggestions