Santa Claus And One Man’s Personal Resurrection

Christopher MacNeil tells the story of his personal fall and ultimate rise and reconciliation.

The Dark Side Of Drinking And The Holidays

When we look at the hard facts and the reality of what people face in the holidays, we naturally come to the conclusion that alcohol and drug abuse in December represents a set of coping skills gone horribly wrong.

The Feared Moral Inventory Of 12-Step Recovery

“Therefore, we started upon a personal inventory. This was Step Four.” – Alcoholics Anonymous, 3rd Edition, Ch. 5 (“How It Works”), pp 64-5.

Why I’m Honest With My 9-Year-Old Son About Being an Addict

Norine Dworkin-McDaniel is a wife, mom, and businesswoman. She is also an addict. And she talks about her addiction with her son. Why? Because she doesn’t know how not to.

Chronic Depression Does not Have to Define and Control Us

We’ve got more power than we think when it comes to handling depression.

One Man’s “Spiritual Awakening” In A 12-step Recovery

“Having had a spiritual awakening as the result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to alcoholics, and to practice these principles in all our affairs.” – Step 12

My Dad’s Rejection Sent Me On an Uncertain Rites of Passage to Adulthood

Christopher MacNeil was thrown from his home at 15. First he had to learn to survive. Then, after a return to face his dad, where to go from here.

A Mans Life Of Tragedy and Depression: It Doesn’t Define Him

Chronic depression does not have to define and control us

A Man Chooses Against Suicide and Makes a Christmas Wish Instead

A viewer reaches out to a popular You-tuber. A powerful message. Let’s give the guy his Christmas wish.

How Dads Can Raise Clean Teens In A Substance Abusing Family

You have managed to escape the family curse of substance abuse but now that your own children are approaching their teen years you are worried about allowing them to have contact with the rest of your family. Don’t worry dad! Help is here.

A Make-aholic & An Alcoholic: The Perfect Friendship

Soul Mates aren’t always what we assume. Sometimes two people can share everything and nothing at all.

We Need To Focus On The Powerful Truth Behind Addiction

If you can’t walk a mile in the shoes of another, the least you can do is keep from judging them for the condition of their soul.

Be Vulnerable, Share Your Pain, and Begin to Heal

View image | gettyimages.com Christine Walker interviews David Callister from Renaissance Ranch, Outpatient Rehabilitations Center where men (and women) recover from addiction through acceptance, self-love, and above all, vulnerability.   Recently, I interviewed, David Callister, the clinical director of Renaissance Ranch, an addiction rehabilitation center in Sandy, Utah. He’s thoughtful, insightful and understands addiction from both a personal […]

The Day My Soul Became a Dad For a Few Hours and Never Forgot It

Being a dad is not measured in time, as writer Christopher MacNeil found out one night. He shares an experience that changed his life forever.

What My 15 Year Old Son Taught Me About Being a Man

Turning 18 is a piece of cake, becoming a man is a piece of history. What is the difference?

What Makes a Man? An Interview with My 15 Year Old Son

Sean Swaby interviews his 15 year old son about the experiences that make you a man.