Addiction therapist, life coach and fellow author Veronica Valli featured a bit of my story on Recovery Rocks this morning. Veronica is one of those rare individuals in the recovery community that has been there, too, and also has the gift to be able to motivate and guide those looking to save their own lives.
Tell me about something wonderful that happened to you recently that never would
have happened if you had been drinking.At 46, I cut down and
decorated a fresh Christmas tree for the first time SOBER. Since childhood, we
had a fake tree. Kept that tradition for years. Later, I cut a fresh one
annually, but I was damn-near flammable myself. A couple of Christmases wasted
incarcerated… a couple more Christmases in recovery with a plastic tree… and
then there’s this one. It was so fun, so memorable and so alive. (Well, maybe
not for the tree.) I want more Christmases like this and will go to any length
to get them.
Read more on Recovery Rocks at VeronicaValli.com.
Scroll down for the replay of the Dr. Jeanette Gallagher show feature with Scott Stevens. Lucy Pireel's "All That's Written" included a feature on Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud called "When alcohol doesn't work for you anymore." Details on the third literary award for Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud can be found on www.alcohologist.com, plus the interview with Scott Stevens at Christoph Fisher Books. Mr. Fisher is an acclaimed international historical fiction novelist from the UK.
SAVE THE DATE: Scott Stevens will be part of the opening night symposium for the REEL Recovery Film Festival San Francisco.