Recovery Blog Post-Jack

I have no idea if most people in recovery from substance use disorder recall hitting bottom, but I sure do. It was 16 years ago this month I arrived at a federal prison in Pennsylvania facing a double-digit sentence, disbarment, and total loss of connection with family and friends. Life as I had known it was turned upside down and …

Book Review of We Are the Luckiest by Laura McKowen

We Are the Luckiest is a well-written sobriety memoir that describes the dark, painful times and howdrinking brought the author to her knees. Laura McKowen makes a compelling case that for her,sobriety has allowed her to embrace her humanity and to discard the shame. In her transformed life ofredemption, she can feel her feelings, live honestly, and be there for …