recovery

Submit Your Addiction Recovery Photo for the Front Cover of My Memoir

Submit Your Addiction Recovery Photo for the Front Cover of My Memoir

I’ve finished writing my memoir—The Addict with a Thousand Faces—and it is in the final stages of editing. On the front cover will be a mosaic composed of 1000 people in recovery. I’m now collecting photos at jacobocain.com and on Instagram @jacob_ocain.

James Dallin Gives Addiction Talks to Schools across Utah

James Dallin Gives Addiction Talks to Schools across Utah

I had the pleasure of connecting with James Dallin (@addictiontalk) on Instagram. I discovered he was doing BIG things in the recovery community—giving Addiction Talk presentations to high schools—and I wanted to know more. So, I asked him if he could send me a recording. Thankfully, he did. His story is real, his delivery powerful, his impact, felt.

“We have a Mind that is Trying to Kill Us”

“We have a Mind that is Trying to Kill Us”

My counselor in drug rehab always said, “We have a mind that is trying to kill us.” I never knew what he meant, until I dug deeper…

Book Review: From Dope to Hope by Tim Ryan

Book Review: From Dope to Hope by Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan’s book From Dope to Hope details his addiction, recovery and redemption. He’ll take you over the edge of destruction but will leave you with a thousand pounds of hope.

Is Addiction Really a Disease?

Is Addiction Really a Disease?

Here’s an overview of Dr. Kevin McCauley’s lecture, “Is Addiction Really a Disease?” His lecture saved my life and is vital for those in recovery, seeking recovery, or for those who wish to have a deeper understanding of addiction and the brain.

Breathwork for Recovery and Emotional Healing

Breathwork for Recovery and Emotional Healing

Here’s a story about a transformative breathwork experience I had while in rehab. It facilitates ‘access’ to the spiritual and emotional realms. Whether you’re in recovery from addiction to drugs or alcohol or not, I believe this type of meditation can be extremely healing.

The Hero's Journey and the Addict

The Hero's Journey and the Addict

Seeing addiction only as a meaningless affliction that causes a person to wreak havoc on their self and the people around them can be a road block before the treasure in the distance. It’s necessary to put addiction in a different context so we can see the role it plays in our growth.