Wednesday 16th April 2014,

Browsing the "addiction" Tag


I Relapsed.

It’s 2:30 A.M. and I’m eating breakfast tacos at a 24 hour mexican bakery. I’ve managed to spill the green salsa down the front of my shirt and am now laughing so hard bits of taco are falling out of [...]

March 5, 2014 12 Step, Addiction, Honesty, Relationships

The One Question That Might Reveal Why You Haven’t Been Able to Stop Looking at Porn

“Someone help me stop looking at porn.”   In a moment of desperation, I reached for help and for answers. Someone had to know; someone had to be able to help me. The darkness of my room that had once [...]

February 24, 2014 Addiction, Help

244 Days.

You can break 8 months, depending on what month you start on, into 244 days, 5856 hours, 351,360 minutes, or 21,081,600 seconds. These are the measurements of time that have passed from April 26th, until December 26th. That gives me [...]

February 19, 2014 Addiction, Faith, Guest Blog, Healing

How to Stop the Sickening Cycle of Doing Exactly What You Told Yourself You Would Never Do Again

Recovery is a funny thing. We yell and scream and swear we’ll never drink, drug, masturbate, watch porn, lust, self-harm, purge again only to be found in the next moment doing exactly that. Why is it that in one moment [...]

February 17, 2014 Addiction

Putting Pills in a Pile and Writing My Parents Goodbye

In The Beginning Back when I was a little kid I used to hate going to church. I never fully understood why I had to dress up nice for 2 hours out of my weekend and listen to stories I [...]

February 14, 2014 Addiction, God, hope, Recovery

The Coke Addict That Helped Me Find Healing

A little over a year ago, I found myself in a 12-Step recovery program. This is me, the vocalist of August Burns Red, a Follower of Christ……. and I was in a 12 step program. Addict. I struggled with abandonment [...]

January 6, 2014 12 Step, Addiction, God

How Soldiers and Planes Made Me Commit to Break Free from My Addiction

“Flight 462, you’re clear for take-off.”   I started setting aside money months ago for this trip. I worked hard to make it here. I checked and double-checked my suitcase.  I raced to the long-term parking lot and transferred to [...]

October 31, 2013 Addiction

How to Overcome Your Addiction by Doing a Front Flip

I took a deep breath and stood wide-eyed staring at the platform.   “You can do it, man! Just go!”   I swallowed my fear and counted down. Three. Two. GO!   I took off in a sprint. Each step [...]

October 28, 2013 Addiction

Dave and Andy of We Came as Romans Share Hope

Lead Vocalist Dave Stephens and Bassist Andy Glass of We Came as Romans talk with HeartSupport during their “Tracing Back Roots” tour and share their hardships, struggles, their new record and the hope they want others to find. [...]

October 23, 2013 Addiction, hope

Relying on the “Pick Me Up”

Why are you doing this? Out of emotion? Because of something in the past? Because you don’t like your present state? What makes you want to do this?   When we are covered in anger, or resentment… when we start [...]

October 22, 2013 Dating, Faith, Fear, God, Grief, Honesty, Insecurity, Lies, Listening, Pain, Suffering, Suicide