Daily Times News // By Kathleen E. Carey, Delaware County Daily Times UPPER DARBY >> Michael DiMaio recalled seeing his girlfriend die in front of him as he held her 9-month-old baby. It was one of the lows during his 24-year battle with addiction. But the message he stressed on Tuesday was: Recovery is possible.…

Columbus Dispatch // By Ken Gordon When Chris Barnett baked his newly sober wife a pumpkin roll one evening in the fall, he only wanted to dry her tears. He had no idea that the simple act of compassion would jump-start a business aimed at promoting recovery. It all happened when, after decades of alcohol…

SMART Recovery // Green-In-MI, SMART Recovery Online Member SMARTies who participate in SMART Recovery Online (SROL) will sooner or later hear me sing the praises of exercise as an integral part of recovery. For me, exercise is a valuable Vitally Absorbing Creative Interest (VACI) as well as something that provides a host of side benefits.…

The Fix // By Victor Yocco Entering sobriety with the expectation you are making up for something wrong is not doing it for yourself. There’s a big difference between swearing off drinking because you hurt someone, and swearing off drinking because you see no other options in life. Getting sober is one of the hardest…

Shatterproof // James Cardamone // February 22, 2018 Today, I am one year sober from drugs and alcohol. I’m writing this post with the hope that it will help at least one person out there. For those closest to me, it was no secret that I had struggled for years, and by the end of…