Alcoholism and addiction promise us heaven, yet deliver nothing but misery and pain. This is what we alcoholics and addicts have known for some time, the lie that the next time will be different, and it always is — it is always worse.

There is a Christian song that I like that goes by the title, “Fear is a liar”, and the same can be said about addiction and alcoholism as well as depression and anxiety too. These things are liars and very convincing ones that want nothing good for any of us.

I know for me, when the desire…


This pandemic has been hard in so many ways and on so many people in our society as well as around the world. COVID-19 has exacerbated problems like isolation and loneliness to epidemic levels and has shown us just what being alone is all about. There are millions who have suffered during this pandemic with the lockdowns and stay-at-home orders, but for those who already felt isolated and lonely, it has been worse.

Those who have mental health disorders and addictions have been the ones who have suffered the most during the pandemic. Recovery groups that were lifelines for addicts…


These last several months have been a challenging time for the human race with the pandemic, racial injustice, natural disasters, and a U.S. election that divided the nation down the middle and even caused a violent coup attempt to change the results. Our patience as humans has been tested day by day over the last year and our resolve to get through these challenges has been on display more than ever.

These challenges have been moments where the resolve of the human spirit has been tested and time and time again the American people and humans around the globe have…


Joe Biden is now the President of the United States and in the first week or so of the Biden presidency has shown us what a different president he is from his predecessor and how different of a leader that he is overall. After four years of lies, attacks, chaos, and failed policies during the Trump presidency, it is quite refreshing to have real leadership, honesty, and smart policies once again at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Barack Obama coined the phrase Hope and Change and it was not just a campaign slogan, but it became reality. Biden isn’t Obama, but he…


When Joe Biden took over as President of the United States on 1/20/21 and Donald Trump left that very office, a couple of truths became our reality here at home. One, we finally have a president who expresses himself in a clear and profound manner and in a professional way. Also, we finally had a president who leads and who takes responsibility instead of one who lacks leadership skills and never is to blame for anything, but most importantly, a president who gives us a common sense approach to the issues that we face.

These changes mean everything when we…


As the clock struck noon in the east on January 20th, the chapter of American carnage and assault on the truth ended, and a new and more hopeful chapter was set into motion. This was the moment when Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in as the next president and vice president of the United States, a moment we have all been waiting for. …


America has a great tradition of having good people doing good things but then you have the other side . Militias , tax protesters, skinheads , hate groups . They are the worst of the worst in our country and sadly, Trump gave them a voice and once again brought hate groups and racists mainstream. He gave them a platform to push their extremist views by retweeting racist and divisive rhetoric and propaganda.

The events at the Capitol revealed what we have seen for four years, but somehow tried to ignore. This was the final revelation of a period of…


The Insurrection that Revealed the Truth About Trump and MAGA Movement

The events at the Capitol on January 6th revealed what many of us have known for many years about Donald Trump and his base. The storming of the Capitol and the incitement by Trump that led to that attack shocked the nation, but it should not surprise any of us being what we have seen from these people over the last four years. The last four years have shown us who these people are, what kind of values they have, and what they are willing to do to accomplish their goals.

They do not value our constitution, our laws, or…


This has been a rough year for everyone in America and around the world regardless of your standing in the society but for those who suffer from addiction and mental illness it has been even more trying for those who are addicts, alcoholics, or suffer from a mental health diagnosis. This year and the pandemic has made life much more difficult for the people who are in these communities and struggle with these issues.

There is a saying in the recovery community that being clean and sober is living “life on life’s terms” and that is exactly what people who…


Dating and meeting people is hard in normal times and especially difficult for those who do not partake in the drinking lifestyle but during a pandemic it has been hard for everyone. For those in recovery both of these issues make it more difficult and make meeting people a challenge, but even for those not in recovery it becomes a challenge.

Dating has always been hard. It can difficult for men and women alike and a challenge for both straight and LGBTQ people too. The difficulties in meeting people have always been there. For women it is more of a…

Rob Clewley

Author, activist, American. Love to write everything from politics to recovery and much more. Find me on Twitter under my name for much more!

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