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The Insanity of Addiction: My Midnight Express Moment

I was in the airport security line at McCarran Airport in Las Vegas, and suddenly realized I had cocaine in my luggage.

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When a Bullied Child Becomes a Bully

I was so desperate for peer acceptance that I bullied my freshman roommate without mercy.

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The Intersection of Failure and Resilience

I was recently asked how I was able to pass the Texas Bar Exam(finally) while also struggling with cocaine addiction and Alcohol Use Disorder(alcoholism). Here …

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Recovery Rocks

The spring 1986, I walked out the doors of the University of the Pittsburgh School of Law swearing never to return. That may be a …

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Fourteen Years In Recovery and Some Thoughts On Family

Today marks fourteen-years in long-term recovery from alcohol and cocaine. I feel privileged to have had the support of family because many do not. Here …

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As Sick As Our Secrets

My friend thought his physical problems were the side effects of our cocaine and alcohol binges. He was wrong.

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Sobriety at 60

I’m now sixty years old. Where the hell did all the years go?  

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Changing The World With Acts of Kindness

There is a saying in Judaism called Tikkun Olam. It means changing the world with acts of kindness

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Fitting Mindfulness Into Your Day: Take a Shower!

Finding those fleeting moments to take a deep breath, de-stress, and assess our well-being at the moment we are in, is more important than ever. …

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What I Learned From Three Bar-Exam Failures.

There are several certainties in life, death, taxes, and people failing the bar exam.

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My Pandemic Self-Care Tips

Are finding the time for self-care?

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Three Things You Can Do That May Save A Life

Today is world suicide prevention day. Here are three things you can do that may save a life.

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