Proud to have my brother in recovery (and former sibling-in-pod via The Recovery Revolution.Online's Since Right Now Podcast Network),
Mr. Paul Silva. You may remember Paul's old blog, Message in a Bottle. He's back and better than ever with Buzzkill, his website, and his eponymous podcast, Buzzkill Pod. This Canadian runner is an amazing soul and I'm grateful to call him a real life friend.
Name: Paul Silva
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sobriety date: May 4, 2011
Creative niche (art, music, writing, entrepreneurship, etc.):
Smart Assery. And sometimes writing.
Drug of choice (or not of choice...): Booze - any kind.
Recovery story in a nutshell:
I left to go to a party at age 15 and came back at 40. Drank the wrong amounts at the wrong times for the wrong reasons. Gift of desperation hit me after my upteenth bottom and I realized had no choice but to get and stay sober. I have been blessed and lucky to have been given sobriety.
Top 5 tools for happy/well-balanced recovery (from addiction, mental illness, etc):
Prayer, Meditation, Running, Talking to Others, Service