I am From the Projects

Where you’re from isn’t necessarily where you want to go.

Thoughts from the Front Lines of the Heroin Epidemic

Tim Lineweaver has been there and works on the frontlines. The heroin epidemic isn’t going away and it’s in your homes and your backyards.

The Cosby Civil War

Opinions and emotions clash over Bill Cosby.

The Dirty Dozen: 12 Holiday Survival Tips This Christmas Season

Steven Lake gives us some tips on how to chill during the holiday rush – without booze or drugs!

I Don’t Care If You’re Happy: An Open Letter To My Daughters

He thought the best thing he could do was make his children happy but he quickly learned that isn’t always true.

Creating a Practical Path to Reintegration

A mayor’s mentor initiative for the formerly incarcerated. Helping people live productive lives. It’s good for everyone.

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.

Is It Worth the Fight?

Life can sometimes seem like a long road we no longer feel like walking. Randy Boyd tells us why to keep going.

White Middle Aged Men and Suicide: An Alarming and Growing Epidemic

Has suicide become the result of unreasonable expectations for an entire demographic?

Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

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.

How I Almost Died Playing Super Hero

As a child he believed he had the power to fix his family. After two suicide attempts he came to know the truth.

The Slow Train of Addiction

Being the parent of someone who struggles with serious addiction must be a living hell.

3 Reasons To Exercise That Don’t Involve Losing Weight, Getting in Shape, or Fitting Into Your Skinny Jeans

Terry Lancaster works out the real reasons it makes sense to get in shape.

The Empty Space

Cabot O’Callaghan shares his grief of finding then losing the father he never had.