Being a Sober Dad: The By-Product of Living a Daily Life of Sobriety

My son is eighteen-months old. When I hold him in my arms, we connect. A boy needs his father in his life. He just does. I love when he brings me a book to read. He puts the book in my hand, then makes his way to my lap. He has a million toys, but…

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Raising a Child in Sobriety by J.R. Valdes

Jaxson has discovered pens. And crayons. In a room full of plastic-colorful building blocks he can spot a green pen buried beneath a mountain of toys. He remembers the exact spot he stashed it. He will search for paper and scribble his thoughts. He stands on his tippy-toes while reaching over his head and grabbing…

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Six Years Sober: The By-Product of working a Program is Happiness

Upon the New Year, I am not one to reflect on the past 365 days. Reflection for me, comes 13 days after. Six years ago, I was at my parents house, on the couch, slamming beers so I could come down off meth. I had $82 in my pocket,  but nobody would answer their phone.…

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A Million Reason’s to Use Today

A loud screeching, yet familiar yell woke me up two hours before I was suppose to wake up. “Colt!” she yelled. He jumped the fence at 7am. He’ll come back I thought. But the I heard the bark. Colt has a distinct bark when he has something. So I got out of bed, put on…

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A Mother’s Heart

I had guest post that was really inspiring and heartfelt. It’s from a mother who lost her son to prison because of heroin. Please feel free to share, support and comment on this beautiful letter to heroin. http://keepingitsober.org/2017/01/a-mothers-heart/    

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The Very First Sentence Of Your Journey

So let’s have some fun today. Everyone has an amazing story to share. And if your like me, you have often thought of publishing your personal journey if nothing else but to help others. So, if you got “the call” and a check advancement was on the way for “your story” what would be your…

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Keeping it Sober Podcast Episode 15

Hey everyone, so the final Keeping it Sober Podcast Episode 15 is out, part 5 of the part 5 mini series on “How I Stay Sober.” It was so much fun to create and produce and post, I honestly enjoyed every second of it. Keep in mind, if ever if you did not get anything…

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Keeping it Sober Episode 13 (Part 3 of 5 Part Mini Series)

You guessed it! Episode 13 of my Keeping it Sober Podcast-Mini Series on How I Stay Sober is out and ready for you to listen! Don’t forget in this particular 5 part series I not only talk about the daily things I do to stay sober for the past 3 years after 23 years of…

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