Recovery Is More Than Stopping Addictive Behaviors: Our Whole-Self Changes

By Olivia Pennelle Change is synonymous with recovery. It is an inevitable part of the process. Not only do we change our relationship with alcohol and drugs, but we transform physically. Slowly, through incremental changes, we discover how to have a relationship with ourselves and to love and respect our bodies. These changes lead to … Read more

The Importance Of Exercise In Recovery

By Olivia Pennelle When I landed in recovery, I was 150 overweight. I had drank, binged, and drugged my way to 300 pounds. Despite being in recovery, I was crippled with exhaustion, lethargy, anxiety and depression. Once that pink fluffy cloud of being clean and sober had lifted, I was faced with the misery I … Read more

What If I Told You That Food Could Enhance Your Addiction Recovery?

by Olivia Pennelle More and more we are hearing the benefits of eating well: it reduces our risk of heart disease, can lower cholesterol, keep our immunity high and ward off infections, and lower our weight. It is practically common sense: eat well, feel good. Sometimes that isn’t enough of an incentive for those in … Read more

How I Continue to Stay Sober, Despite Zillions of Messages Telling Me Otherwise

by Daniel D. Maurer _________________________________________________________________________________________________ The first time I tried to get sober, I didn’t really want it. My parents, my wife, and my job demanded that I go to treatment. So I did. For about a week-and-a-half—I left early because of all the “drama.” I also thought Twelve Step recovery was a cult. You can … Read more

FREE Sober Comedy Show January 14th

Come on out to Casa Capri Recovery for a FREE Sober Comedy Night Show here in Costa Mesa January 14 at 7:30 PM! Prepare now to get your laughs on and enjoy a fun evening with friends. You don’t want to miss this show! The Performing Artists Lineup:  BUCKY SINISTER is a stand-up comedian and author of nine … Read more

We Do Recover!

By Olivia Perry | Personal Narrative  I grew up in a small town in a single family home with my mother and brother. My father was absent from my life due to his career has a songwriter and my mother raised us alone. It wasn’t an easy life for her, let alone any of us. … Read more

My Road to Recovery

By Courtney P. | Personal Narrative I am a 21-year-old female with two children. I’ll never forget the first time I got the “first real high”. I was 15 years old. Just placed into DCF custody. I’d always hear those stories of people getting high, enjoying life, enjoying the high. Seemed like all fun and … Read more

Forgiving Yourself in Addiction/Recovery

By Chelsie C. Don’t you think it’s about time you forgive yourself for being an addict? The sooner you forgive yourself the better off you’ll be. I’ve met many recovering addicts, like me, who can’t seem to forgive themselves for being an addict, even after years in recovery. We become so use to carrying this … Read more

How I Got Clean After Getting Kicked Out Of Rehab

By Caroline Turriff It was after I’d been ejected from “Prison Break” rehab St Margaret’s in South London, for parading around in an over sexed way as if I wanted to f**k everyone, that I really learned to value 12 Step Fellowships. Not as a place to meet sexy people you might go clubbing with, … Read more

This Actress Turned to Music After Battle with Addiction

By. Sarah MInline You may know her as the little girl in Curly Sue, or as Steve Martin’s projectile-vomiting daughter in the film Parenthood. You could have seen her play Blanche’s granddaughter in The Golden Girls, or watched her become the youngest participant ever to win Star Search (at age five, singing “Over The Rainbow”). … Read more