Sober Chronicles with Marc Lee Shannon

Sober Chronicles | Stay Standing

by Marc Lee Shannon Some will say that they didn’t see it coming. But like that unseen icy patch right outside your front door, the same spot that is there every time the winter frost comes, the signs were ...
Sober Chronicles with Marc Lee Shannon

Sober Chronicles | The Holidays

by Marc Lee Shannon The holidays. For some of us it’s time to cue the late ‘40s Bing Crosby, or that ‘80s sugary Wham! seasonal pop topper (NOT my favorite) and float back in time to visit the best of ou...
Sober Chronicles with Marc Lee Shannon

Sober Chronicles: The Bottom

by Marc Lee Shannon The Bottom.  The moment that is the moment. The Bottom is a tough topic for me and others like me, because it usually involves recalling the kind of black-and-white, unforgettable ugl...
Sober Chronicles with Marc Lee Shannon

Sober Chronicles: Volume One

by Marc Lee Shannon Hi. My name is Marc Lee Shannon. I’m a father, songwriter, business development analyst and chronicler of this sober life that I have led since November 2014. This monthly journal, So...

I’ll be Home(less) for Christmas: A Reflection

by Clyde Alan Hensley It’s odd how the snow always seems so white and pure on Christmas Eve. The snowflakes have a warm dampness. The streets become empty toward 4pm or so. Akron quiets down as most people a...

Shout-outs from the Recovery Community

01/03/2018 (cover photo by Ilenia Pezzaniti) Jerry Craig, Executive Director at Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health The Summit County Opiate Task Force gets a shout out for t...

How Will Akron Work to Beat the Epidemic in 2018?

01/04/2018 Jerry Craig, Executive Director at Summit County Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction & Mental Health What was great about 2017? In 2017 the ADM Board enhanced the community’s ability to gain ac...