Today we walked our first born to kindergarten. He was so great today. His noticeable excitement, the nervousness he couldn’t hide, and the curiosity. Porter bounced down the sidewalk and into that school with the same energy he’s always had his first 5 years. I was concerned leading up to today…Porter had never seemed … More
It’s 10:45PM and I can’t sleep. The Eclipse got me man. Amazing. In fact, it blew me away. The sight, the silence, the temperature change, the calm, dusk blanket that was cast on the earth, and the mysterious beauty. The world seemed to quiet down as if to pay respect to the majesty of the … More Day of the Eclipse.
A common question I’m asked in regards to our treatment program at Renaissance Ranch is, “What does it mean to be gospel centered.” A loaded question indeed…Depending on who you speak with at Renaissance the answer will vary, at times drastically. But, the common themes within the answers define us as a program. On the … More What is Gospel Centered Treatment?
Working in the substance abuse treatment field I’m exposed to many opportunities to sit down with families looking for help for a loved one. As a recovering heroin addict myself with two brothers in recovery, and a mother and sister that have been to family groups, it benefits my ability to provide perspective and experience. Sometimes I … More 4 thoughts to help the addict you love.
It’s not my fault. I never did that. I don’t struggle with that. I don’t act like that. etc. etc. etc. All phrases I’ve uttered leading up to, and sometimes in recovery. Denial is a spiritual wall. At some point in life, especially for somebody in recovery, the admission and awareness of ones character defects … More Denial keeps us sick. Step 6 attacks denial.
I need to vent. In case you missed it, there is strong sarcasm in the title of my first blog post. (I think this is a blog). Anyway, my name is Bryan and I’m an addict in Recovery, and for just over a decade I used as many drugs (including the drug Alcohol) as I … More “Curing” addiction. From, The Suburbs.