Eighty-Six

recovery outcomes...

86 Unfortunately, this is tough stuff that touches everyone. Either directly or indirectly… But I refuse for this topic to always be a downer; doom and gloom. It can, and does become the opposite, sooner or later. Certainly, addiction and its myriad of reasons for being can be complex and controversial depending on individual circumstances. […]

Boozy Brunch

I love my streaming playlists. Listen to ‘em daily. We’ve all experienced how powerful music is to our lives. No matter your flavor, music’s power to influence how we feel, and transport us, even if only temporarily, can itself, be intoxicating.  Here’s a recent screenshot I came across of a recommended Spotify playlist. I used […]

CWT-7: Rocking Recovery

What is CONVERSATIONS WITH TOM? Read THIS for an overview… Ricky Midway: Despite all you’ve written and produced over the years, there was still something missing right? Tom Leu: Yes there was. It’s what this new endeavor of yours is about right? Yes… though it’s not really new, it’s just something I had been avoiding for some time. Why? […]

15at50

15 years and one day ago today, I was out of control, and at an all time low. I’d been drinking regularly and heavily with increasing frequency and quantity for nearly twenty years since I was a teenager. And like a lot of people, it was all fun at first. But eventually, my excessive drinking […]

3650

**Note: this was originally written in 2012. All still true, just with many more days added of continuous sobriety. If I can, you can too. No doubt about it… ********** 3650 The number of days of continuous sobriety today, 12/17/12. The number of times I questioned my ability to really do this. The number of […]

Ad-DICK-tion

You know who they are… Those who make an exception not to be an asshole. Those who derive pleasure by causing other people pain. Those who stir shit up just for kicks. Those who COMPLAIN about everyone and everything, but do nothing to CHANGE anything. Those who arrogantly believe that they’re always right, and the rest of us dumbasses are […]