Remember the days you wished for what you have today? When I look back at my dating history, I cringe. Yes, I cringe. I cringe at the types of guys I dated but most importantly, I cringe at my own behaviour. I carried with me this scary need for control and validation, I was also very codependent. When I look…View Post
Three years sober. Six years ago if you told me that I’d be writing those three words together, I never would have believed you. I’m 32 now and I’m confident that if I never chose to get sober, I wouldn’t live past my 35th birthday. Sobriety saved my life. Sobriety gave my purpose and a new found love for living.…View Post
“Sell me an outfit from this rack…“ I struggled and then I paused. My eyes swelled up with tears, tears that I held back. “You know, if this was in english, you would have hired me five minutes ago,” I said. Most people don’t know this but I had a really hard time settling into Zagreb when I first moved…View Post
I get asked a many questions about addiction: How do you know you’re an alcoholic, how to quit alcohol, what is AA? Is AA mandatory for success in recovery? What are the obstacles an addict faces when getting sober and also, how to help someone struggling with an addiction? Keep in mind that this guide and way worked for me, it may not work for you or the person you’re trying to help. Each case is individual and there is no right or wrong way to getting sober or staying sober, you must literally take it each day as it comes.
For the last 30 years, Dom za Ovisnike Zajednica Susret has been successfully rehabilitating men suffering from substance abuse and addictive behaviours. Surrounded by nothing but nature in Croatia’s Slavonia region, members of IWCZ visited the house that is home to 30 men at a time who have taken two years off from modern society as we know it to…View Post