Becoming the Lie

April 28, 2013 3:57 pm Leave your thoughts

Happy Sunday everyone.

I just saw this and I thought that it was perfect for today. I really spoke to me. I am glad that I was given the choice to become the lie.

If you are looking at this and have no idea what I am talking about, there is a solution out there.

“Alcohol lied to me. It told me I was smart and funny and capable and confident and resourceful and that I could do or be whatever I wanted. So I quit fighting and I became the lie.” – M.   via Recovery Reflections.


My First 4 Steps to Freedom

April 26, 2013 9:49 pm Leave your thoughts

Hello everyone….  and welcome to the Beacon HouseSM Blog.

I just wanted to give a short introduction about myself and about my first experience with the Beacon HouseSM.  It is an interaction that would change the very fabric of my life… and it all started with 4 steps.

You may be asking yourself… I thought that there were 12 steps in the program of recovery? You are right there are the 12 steps that we all know about, but for me I would of never have been introduced to them if I wouldn’t of walked up the first 4.

There are 4 actual steps that are in front of the Beacon HouseSM and they seemed to be the tallest and most treacherous steps that I had ever seen. When I saw there for the first time I had just been released from the hospital after spending over a week in an intensive care unit.  I had been told by numerous doctors that I should be dead and that it was a miracle that I was alive. I just thought it was another day in my pitifully sad life and that I probably deserved to die.  As you can see, the plans that I had for my life were pretty sad and my Higher Power had different… much more wonderfully bright plans for me.

My name is Richie… and I am an alcoholic and a drug addict. I have been in recovery for a little over 5 years now. These past 5 years have changed every little thing about me and they have given me a life that I could of ever imagined. When I first started this journey, walking up the front 4 steps at the Beacon HouseSM, if you would of asked me what I think I would be like in 5 years….  I think I would of used the words boring and dull.  Now, there are many more beautiful words that I could use to describe my life today. I think that my favorite two that I could give you right now would be…. alive and vibrant.

Over the next couple of blog posts I will give you a more in-depth look at my life and what led me towards my path to recovery and rebirth. In this post, I just wanted to keep it straight and simple for everyone. In the beginning that is all that I needed… something very straight and very simple. I needed to know that there was a light at the end of this long, dark tunnel that I had been in for years. There was a light at the end of the tunnel and it all started with one faithful decision and 4 incredibly huge steps.

Until next time friends…..