Author Archives: Aaron James

The Case for a Third Party in America

Aaron James Spare Change News​​ Do you realize that you can influence and even write our laws? It does not matter what your economic situation is, we all are given a voice. And when we look back at our history, it is not always those with the biggest wallets that leave the greatest legacy, rather

Rick Santorum’s Anti-American Beliefs

Aaron James Spare Change News John F. Kennedy, September, 1960: “I believe in an America where the separation of church and state is absolute, where no Catholic prelate would tell the president (should he be Catholic) how to act, and no Protestant minister would tell his parishioners for whom to vote; where no church or

Look Under the Hood, and Kick Some Tires

AARON JAMES Spare Change News What do you want in your president? Put political ideologies and terminology aside. Put the names of current candidates in the back of your mind. Start backward with an independent frame of mind. It is a tough question that should require some thought. I can narrow down my answer to

Fight Addiction Your Own Way

Aaron James Spare Change News Fourteen months since a lick of alcohol has touched my lips! There have been many close calls. I have actually opened a can, only to end up flushing it down a thirsty toilet. I have had many nights of hell, bringing myself to the breaking point, nights where I truly

Ten months sober: Its Own Reward

To me, it seems pointless to continue to dwell on the past; as obvious as it sounds, there is no changing the past. The future, on the other hand, we all know is yet to be determined. I believe in the idea that you make your own bed — so lay in it, and do

Staying Sober: Routines

One of the hardest things to accomplish living without drugs and alcohol has been the ability to establish a routine. This is vitally important to staying sober. Anyone who completes any type of recovery program usually leaves with a daily plan in place, and for those of us recovering from addictions, more often than not

Sober For Myself and No One Else

It’s been awhile since I have continued with my adventure in post detox Danvers. I left off after my first conversation with Lindsay, my case worker. To sum up briefly, she told me AA was not necessarily right for everyone and maybe I did not need AA to stay sober. She explained that I had