Some Things I am Grateful for as a Man

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With the holidays coming up, here is a list of things I am thankful for.

My Addiction Doesn’t Define Me

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Patrick Sallee’s road to sobriety was long and winding, but he’s a better man for traveling it.

Addiction and Recovery are a Crap Shoot

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One alcoholic can rise above addiction while his friend continues to stumble through recovery.

Desirous of Everything at the Same Time: An Addict finds a Relationship and Recovery on the Road

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Marcel Michael Deer backpacked across Australia with a battered copy of Kerouac’s On the Road and a full-fledged drug addiction. He found an imperfect road to a relationship and recovery.

Did My Son Inherit My Addiction?

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What Robert Downey Jr’s son can teach us about addiction in the family and love.

The Road to Self-Respect

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Tim Lineaweaver shares his experience of his rough road to recovery, sobriety, and subsequent self-respect.

Director Lee Daniels Wants You to Know: He’s NOT Tyler Perry

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Lee Daniels overcame a lot to become the critically-acclaimed director he is today, including bullying and homophobia.

Taking One Step Forward, Knowing I May Take Two More Back

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Richard Krzyzanowski has been sober for three years, but he still wakes up terrified after dreaming about the warm embrace of bourbon.

Sobriety

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For the sake of the people she loves, Christie Chapman intends to stay sober.

Injured Marine Alex Minsky Becomes Fitness Model and Saves a Life: His Own

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The Today Show highlights the story of Alex Minsky, who almost died from an IED blast in Afghanistan.

The Sophisticate

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Kile Ozier was encouraged to cultivate a taste for alcohol at home. Without the pressures of a political life in the closet and a killer epidemic, it might not have become a problem … .

In Utero

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For Drew Diaz, trouble with alcohol began early.

A Child of Alcoholics Finds Serenity

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Aaron Brinker changes a family tradition of silence around alcohol abuse, by telling the story of how he also became an alcoholic.

5 Techniques to Avoid Cravings after Drug Rehab

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After recognizing cravings and their triggers, learn to alleviate the discomfort.

Unfinished Symphony: A Memoir Excerpt

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A daughter recalls her father’s ragged oaths, then the gentle, intelligent voice letters penned from the other side of the world.

Meet a Bladesmith Whose Last Name Is Shanks … For Real

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Forging could be considered the second oldest profession in the world, but for outlaw biker Terry Shanks forging has become a spiritual discipline.