Chapter 6: The Thrush’s Song

Shauna Shepard, who works as a receptionist in the local health clinic, visited with me on my back porch. She shared why she drifted into substance abuse, and how she struggled to get — and remain — sober.

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Oh No, Is He Talking About God Again?

An excerpt from Writing Your Way to Recovery: How Stories Can Save Our Lives, an extraordinary collection of personal stories and creative writing exercises designed to help others achieve lasting sobriety.

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Addiction and Estrangement

Remarkably, a tense relationship with a sister or brother in adolescence may contribute to substance abuse.

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