Bridges Sober Living Chicago Blog

It’s My Life

A middle-aged man bends slowly down to pick up a pair of well-worn sneakers from the bedroom floor. His greying hair is dangling slightly and gently brushes against his forehead as he places the shoes in a white 'hefty' bag. He looks up....

April 25, 2015

Well, THIS is awkward

Why is it that an outside observer can see that an addict is in trouble so clearly, yet the sufferer can’t, doesn’t or wont see it? The reason must lie somewhere in the many apparent aspects of the disease of addiction. There are...

March 18, 2015

Which River In Egypt?

Denial.It’s the word that many people in and around recovery use to describe the state that an Alcoholic or Addict is “in”, when they're actively using instead participating in a program of recovery. Often times that term is...

February 28, 2015

The Spirituality of the Second Tradition

*** The below article appears in the Two Dreams, February Dream Journal. Please click the link to visit the Two Dreams website for many other enlightening articles from the amazing Dr. Barthwell and her extraordinary staff!...

February 27, 2015

The Belly Of The Beast

Imagine your eyes beginning to sting as they slowly open. They’re bloodshot red. Sunlight is blasting through the shadeless living room windows, adding some shock to the sting. It’s 10:30 am on a Tuesday and you’re late for work....

February 27, 2015

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