Latest Posts from Brian Brewington

Rock Bottom: My Lowest Points in Addiction That Led Me Into Recovery

Rock Bottom: My Lowest Points in Addiction That Led Me Into Recovery

I first heard rapper Eminem's song “Rock Bottom” when I was roughly 12 years old. Even at 12, his words resonated with me ....

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How I Got Started Using Drugs and Drinking at 12 Years Old

How I Got Started Using Drugs and Drinking at 12 Years Old

It all started off innocent enough, or at least so I thought. However, at age 35, 23 years wiser than I was when I picked up my first drink ...

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I’ve Tried the 12-Step Program, But What About Other Alternative/Unconventional Treatment Options?

I’ve Tried the 12-Step Program, But What About Other Alternative/Unconventional Treatment Options?

As a member of a 12-step program, as well as one who spent time at a treatment facility for alcohol and drug use ...

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How I Realized I Had a Problem

How I Realized I Had a Problem

I always knew there was a problem, I just thought, it was everyone else – but not me. If I had a problem, it was with your problem ....

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How I Manage Social Situations

How I Manage Social Situations

One of the first things you’re taught in recovery is to accept what you can’t change, and you’ll never be able to change the actions, words, or principles ...

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What I Wish People Knew About Substance Abuse

What I Wish People Knew About Substance Abuse

If I never again have the debate about whether addiction/alcoholism is a choice or disease, it'll be too soon. Especially considering I see from both sides ...

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