Bo Brown

Bo Brown

We Are Fighting for Our Lives

March 21, 2017 by Bo Brown

We all know that addiction recovery is a life-long fight. It is resistant to treatment and prone to relapse. I am saddened by those friends that have lost their fight. It only makes me more determined to not be a statistic and to continue to fight. The last person that passed away was only 22. He was intelligent and had the world at his feet.

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Bo Brown

Changing My Inner Dialogue

March 8, 2017 by Bo Brown

It wasn’t until I took my first drink and drug that I found some kind of comfort in the liquid courage. I found my group of friends in my teenage years that shared similar interests. That interest was getting high and getting drunk.

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Celebrating Your Milestones

February 8, 2017 by Bo Brown

When I got out of treatment and completed six more months of outpatient, I was unemployed and financially strapped. I had not been that way since college. I had been a teacher for 21 years and was not sure if I wanted to go back into the classroom sober. I had never taught without a hangover and totally sober before.

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The Constraints of Addiction

December 31, 2016 by Bo Brown

Living a life in recovery is the polar opposite of a life in addiction. I am no longer confined to my own inner sanctum. I thrive in interactions with others. I wake up each day with optimism and hope and look forward to what each adventure will bring into my life. By living life in recovery, I am no longer chained to the confinements of addiction.

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My Daily Beginnings

December 21, 2016 by Bo Brown

When I got to treatment, I knew I was ready, but I was scared and afraid of failure. After detox, the fog started to clear and I started doing what was asked. Each morning and every night after group activities, we recited prayers.

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