Category: Guest Posts

Guest: Sonia Tagliareni-DrugRehab.com Writer & Researcher

Recovery is a lifelong process that extends far beyond substance abuse treatment. Maintaining abstinence is paramount if an individual wants to lead a drug and alcohol free life. Substance abuse treatment is difficult on patients but maintaining recovery after treatment is equally challenging. The people in recovery need to stay away from environmental triggers and …

Guest: Trey Dyer-Drugrehab.com Author

Where Do Teens Find Drugs? Check Your Medicine Cabinet Teens can encounter drugs in a number of ways. At school, with friends, from drug dealers — these are all possible avenues for teens to find drugs. However, most teens do not have to leave their home to find drugs these days. A trip to the …

Guest: Marc- Afflictions Eclipsed by Glory

It is my belief that everything happens for a reason. A belief I was intrinsically born with I believe yet brought to fruition by my faith in a power that is greater than myself. My belief in all-powerful, all knowing, and all loving power that I myself, choose to call God! My creator, my healer, my wonderful …

Guest: Simone- I Knew I Would Never Drink

Before I was even old enough to drink, I knew I probably never would. I remember the exact moment I made that decision; more accurately, I remember the exact moment that decision was made for me. I was 15 years old, it was a Sunday morning, and I was cleaning vomit out of the carpet …

Guest: Andrew-From Alcoholic to Workaholic

How do you define success? In my opinion success is not the amount of money I make, the car that I drive or the clothes that I wear. Success for me is being 8 years sober, running a growing business that employs deserving people, and providing a great service to our clients. **I have never …

Guest: Jay-Acknowledging his Codependency

Codependency has a lot of different faces. The phrase that sums up my experience is that “I’m happy when you are happy, and when you’re in distress, I feel unregulated.” At just under a year sober I had learned that my girlfriend had relapsed and wasn’t doing too well. We would see each other regularly …

Guest: Midwestern Mama- Creator of ‘Our Young Addicts’

It’s Good To Be Alive! By Midwestern Mama, creator of Our Young Addicts. My dad was an early riser. Each morning at the breakfast table, he would stretch and declare, “It’s good to be alive! Good to be alive!” As a kid, I dismissed the sheer beauty of this morning ritual and squirmed at how …

Guest: Candace- Her Weight Loss Journey!

I was skinny as a child. It wasn’t until the age of 8 or 9 that I really started to gain weight. That is also about the time my mom started to work outside of our home, so she wasn’t around, and my older brother didn’t really care what we (younger brothers and myself) ate. I …

Guest: SoberMJ -An Mom, An OverComer

Have you ever woke up after a long night of partying to realize that you have no clue what happened? Have you ever spent a whole night in total black out to find yourself the next morning in bed with someone you don’t know? Have you ever blacked out and done something that you totally …

Guest Rose: Battling Addiction, Fighting for her Children.

Like any other Mom, I love my children fiercely. Honestly, the depth of the feeling cannot really be put into words. The two happiest days of my life were the days they came into this world. I looked into their faces and vowed to do my best to protect them in every way possible. Unfortunately …

Project: Books For Recovery; One Man, Giving Back.

I recently heard about a project called Books For Recovery, and I thought it sounded like a fantastic idea. Reading really helped me to get through some of the toughest parts of early recovery. Those hours that felt like days were a little bit more bearable when I had a good book to keep me occupied. …

Guest: Mark- Sober Parent, Smart Phone

  Twitter has become my new drug of choice. Sorry coffee, the tweets pour in before you percolate. My wife has noticed a change in me since I got on twitter six weeks ago. Here’s our conversation in the car the other day: At a stop light I thumb “notifications” on my black rectangular wonder …

Guest: Alexandrea- Choosing to Live a Sober Life

I’ve never written about this. Most of the people in my life know nothing about it, yet here I am, penning an entire article about the dirty little secret my family adamantly ignores as much as possible. Whenever we gather, there’s an elephant in the room. I grew up with him. For the first decade …

Guest: Chelsie- My husband has been diagnosed

  My husband has been diagnosed with liver cirrhosis When I fell in love with a Hep C patient I knew the risk I was taking, but somehow it still wasn’t enough to prepare me for the bad news I received last week. My husband caught Hep C from a blood transfusion for his hemophilia at 10 …

Guest: Mike Palombi- Sober Author & Speaker

Michael’s story goes to prove that God is still in the business of redemption, healing, and miracles. Mac Powell, Third Day Mike contacted me via Twitter, and I took some time to check out his story. I am so happy that I did! I love to hear different stories of how God works in the …

Guest: JessiRae Pulver-Recovery Blogger & Author

I really like the idea of featuring fellow addiction & recovery bloggers on Discovering Beautiful. As authors of our own writing, we each bring a unique voice and perspective to the Recovery world. Our individuality is what brings so much value to our contributions. Please take some time to get to know JessiRae: JessiRae Pulver-Adell …

Guest: Tom- Acknowledging Alcohol Abuse

Hi my name is Tom and I am a recovering heavy alcohol abuser/possible alcoholic (I can’t say I was alcoholic or not because I never got evaluated).It all started when I got back from Afghanistan in 2007 and I felt the need to drink a lot because that is what I thought everyone did when …

Guest: Rob- Celebrates 2 Years in Recovery!

          “My name is Rob Kelly, I am an alcoholic and addict! Today January 10th 2014 I celebrate 2 years clean and sober, this is the longest I have been clean and sober since I was 12 years old, & I am 51.” For me the journey into darkness began after …

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