Any time you bring up marijuana and addiction in the same sentence, a lot of people get really defensive. Whether it is people claiming that cannabis has enough medical benefits to negate any side-effects, or people deflecting to other “hard”... Learn MoreClient VS Culture: Addiction Treatment Only Works if We Do
[caption id="attachment_22701" align="aligncenter" width="438"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Justin Mckibben As a recovered alcoholic and drug addict it is a truly gratifying experience to work... Learn MoreWhat Is the Real Measure of Success in Recovery?
Author: Justin Mckibben Working in the blogging and social media sector of the world-wide web you get to see a lot of differences of opinion on a lot of topics; from the most mainstream to the most infamously controversial. In... Learn MoreEDM DJ Bassnectar Shows Sober Ravers Love
Author: Justin Mckibben The wild world of Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and the rave culture that surrounds it is often perceived as synonymous with drugs and alcohol. People assume that these shows are meant for doing drugs in order to... Learn MoreIs Relapse a Part of Recovery?
Author: Justin Mckibben Every once in a while there is that daunting cliché you may hear in the recovery community; that relapse is a part of recovery. It may come from someone who has experienced a relapse themselves, or it... Learn MoreWhy Offensive Stigma on Store Signs Sparks Outrage in Ohio
Author: Justin Mckibben As much as I love where I come from, Columbus, Ohio has been through a lot recently. Ohio in general has seen some of the worst addiction and overdose rates in its history, and the state was... Learn MoreMy 4 Favorite Recovery Clichés
Author: Justin Mckibben First thing is first- I whole-heartedly admit that I’m about as close to perfect as I am to finding a million dollars in Spanish doubloons... on Mars. I have no business being judgmental… yet, here we are!... Learn MoreTrigger Warnings: Have We Taken It Too Far?
[caption id="attachment_19939" align="aligncenter" width="374"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Shernide Delva *Trigger Warning* This piece discusses trigger warnings. Please avoid if you are uncomfortable with the... Learn MoreCan We Change How Our Community Views Recovery?
Author: Justin Mckibben I'm an alcoholic named Justin. I am also a writer, a cafe manager and a yoga teacher; a son, a brother and a best friend. I came to Florida from Columbus, Ohio with $5 in my pocket... Learn MoreMore Millennials Favoring Juice Crawls Over Bar Crawls
Author: Shernide Delva In areas where bar crawls were once a standard weekend ritual, a new trend is taking over, and it does not seem to be stopping anytime soon. The trend is sober juice crawls, and millennials are flocking... Learn More7 Mantras to Remember in Recovery
[caption id="attachment_18433" align="aligncenter" width="428"] (This content is being used for illustrative purposes only; any person depicted in the content is a model)[/caption] Author: Justin Mckibben Life is not meant to be easy. If you needed someone to tell you that,... Learn MoreIs Cheese Really as Addictive as Drugs…or Nah?
Author: Shernide Delva The controversy has taken over social media and news outlets everywhere. Could cheese be just as addictive as heroin and crack? Let’s get to the bottom of this. I admit. I, too, am a cheese fanatic. The... Learn More