- We can talk freely about recovery in a way that feels less performative. Ya know, no TWEET AT MY STORY. Or MEME IT! Whatever. Let’s exist without all that.
- I should add that we’re not above billboard advertising. If you came here because you saw our two giant-ass billboards in Los Angeles and thought, “Hmm, that seems like a dumb way to promote a recovery website,” well you’re right and I agree. But ahem-ahem-ahem, dubious sirs and madams! We’re actually using the billboards to promote the website to get you to sign up for the newsletter. Now that is some next-level marketing genius-ishness.
- Interact with other drug and alcohol addicts not like you, but also just like you.
- It’s more personal. I don’t know why, it just is. And it’s working for us.
- Oh and for potential writers: Be part of Inverse Pitching and get paid for your submissions sometimes. Every once in a while I crowdsource for stories and pay for the ones we publish, like these. Sometimes people accept it, others suggest we put the payment towards a charitable organization. Whatever works for you. No pressure.
- The charitable organization we’ve chosen to partner with is the Katal Center. More on that later.
- Here’s the LATER: Sign up for our Patreon. We have $2/$22 tiers. That’s the best way for you to contribute right now. Become a Patron!
- Just trust me. It’ll be a better experience and we’ll get more good things done there. Screw this dirty old internet racket.
- You ready? Sign up here. Thanks for your continued support.
Here’s a monthly recovery-related question we posed to our resident advocacy professional, Joe Schrank. Joe’s been a social worker for 25 years, plus run several rehabs, sober living facilities, been a sober coach and an interventionist. We asked Joe this month about whether professional sports organizations can provide better mental health services for their athletes. Shocker: yes they can. But will they?
Do you remember how to make your bed? Edith Zimmerman illustrates a how-to for herself and anyone else who needs it.
We asked our readers to submit some things to put in their personal "God Box" – a place for resentments and painful memories that they admit hold them back. Here's an illustrated collage of the submissions we received.