Not For the Complacent

Advent is not for the complacent or the entitled. Advent - the four weeks before Christmas - is for those who long for light, for more joy, hope and peace in their lives and for those who anticipate s...

The spirits and prayer (Caleb)

In spite of where I am and the position I’ve put myself in I feel optimistic about my life. ​Sometimes it’s hard, but because of my understanding of the Medicine Path, I can navigate situations l...

Fries or Cocaine?

How hard is it to change your life?Not very. And extremely. Depending on the issue, my actions span the spectrum.Add a chocolate bar and a gelato to my daily routine, not a problem. Stopping that prac...

The Net Was Not There (Caleb)

I bear the primary responsibility for my actions. During my last relapse, it was I who left the recovery house. I picked up drugs at 4 am. I didn’t fight for myself.But recovery is not just a matter o...

Have I Lost My Ability to Believe?

Caleb, my son, is back in jail.After a three-month “run” on heroin, cocaine and other cocktails, he was picked up on a breach of the conditions of his release. No new charges; only the past with which...