Our Family Clean and Sober House

Saturday, August 20, 2005

Michael didn't come home last night.

The telephone didn't wring either. If his car broke down, he might have chosen not to wake us up, but I'm afraid that he relapsed. He wanted to use all last week he said. I knew it, even without him telling me that his addict was working hard. I am not perfect, but addicts that want to get clean... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Another addict in the attic

I asked Joe to leave, then a week later I met a man who was living in his van and struggling to keep clean. I felt that God was telling me that he was the man whom we were meant to help. Since he's been here, he worked very hard to find a job. He was trained in asbestos removal and could probably... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 1, 2005

Six time loser gets clean

Will he stay that way? I don't know. But Jimmy is different this time. He no longer brags about his past crimes. He has given up on all the women of his past. He vows to keep women at bay. His promised to focus on his recovery, starting now, he does his step work, calls his sponsor, and obeys all... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, December 18, 2004

About Bill

Bill has been in prison since September. It hasn't been a pleasant experience. He is getting out December 27. He wrote us a letter. The first we've received. I don't know if he's telling us a story, but it sounds sincere. I just hope he has the desire and the will to carry it out. He says, "i am so... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Not much to tell.

I started this blog when I was active on this site before. But now there are very few problems, except for Bill who is a short timer. I don't really want to write about Bill. So there is not much to say. So I am going to discontinue this blog. Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 14, 2004

Bill no.2

Just before his third time in jail, he committed a serious felony. He was caught trafficking in stolen goods. Drug court could not accept his crime for drug court, he would have to go to regular court where the penalty most likely to be prison. As it turned out, he will be sentenced September 10 and... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Bill's story

Bill is the brother of the couple who came to live at our house. He was always trouble. But Scott wanted Bill to come live with us after he got out of jail. He lived with us three different times. The first time, he only stayed a few days. He was using and felt uncomfortable using in our house. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, August 12, 2004

Joe (continued)

But not all was easy with Joe. The first crisis was with another housemate, Bill who had been his friend before he moved in. Right away, Bill started breaking rules. The first rule he broke was about having women stay over night. I have two young adult daughters and I didn't want them to have to... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Recovering Addicts

Living with clean addicts is a whole different thing that using addicts. It is better but not easier. Clean addicts need approval, discipline and direction. All of this has to be done with grace and humor. Since I'm not perfect either and am in recovery also, I want the same thing. But I have... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 7, 2004

From Addicts To Sobriety

June of 2003, our last using addict left. After that we had a clean and sober house. That doesn't mean that it has been problem free or that everyone has managed to stay clean, but everyone in our house has the goal of staying clean. Right now, two out of three are clean and working a program. The... Sign in to see full entry.

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