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Eight Years Clean!

Today, I celebrate eight years clean & sober. I post this not to pat myself on the back, but to merely demonstrate to others that if I can do it, they can do it too. Prison, overdoses, stabbings, gunshots, homelessness, … Continue reading

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Sharing Is Caring!

I had a great time this past Tuesday night at the Brooklyn Heights branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, as I spoke about my book, “Jew in Jail,” and recovery from addiction. I appreciate everyone who came out to hear … Continue reading

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Six & A Half Years Clean!

It seems like only yesterday I was celebrating two years free from alcohol and drugs, since time goes by so quickly for me when I am clean and sober! I woke up this morning with six and a half years … Continue reading

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Enjoy Yourself In A Responsible Way!

Now that the warmer weather has finally arrived and we all survived such a harsh winter, the tendency is for us as human beings to think we need to hurry up and cram good times into as many days as … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2014!

It’s hard to believe, but another year has come and gone! For me, personally, I have continued to remain clean & sober, and been proud to pass the message of recovery onto those who are still sick and suffering, or … Continue reading

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Be Thankful EVERY Single Day!

I hope everyone had a very enjoyable Thanksgiving, and didn’t eat and drink too much. As for myself, I really don’t need society telling me that November 28, 2013 – or any other day for that matter – is when … Continue reading

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A Day Of Recovery To Remember!

I had such an amazing time at the 2013 Rally4Recovery this past Saturday in Providence, Rhode Island, which I attended with my friends from the New York State Office Of Alcoholism And Substance Abuse Services, that I can hardly believe … Continue reading

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Recovery Is Great!

Without a doubt, these past five years and nine plus months have been the best of my 51 year life so far. Recovery has helped me reclaim my life, self-esteem, self-confidence, and purpose for being. Even though I nearly died … Continue reading

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What Are You “Recovering” From?

Let’s face it. We are all recovering from something, because, if we weren’t, that would mean we are perfect, which none of us are. To many of us, admitting we are recovering, or “in recovery,” tells the world we are … Continue reading

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My Father, My Hero!

What better day to honor my beloved, late father, and devote to my blog, than Father’s Day? Although Irving Goldstein passed away on January 23, 1999, my father has been on my mind every single day, and as time has … Continue reading

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