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Guest Blog by Apollo Poetry – “Addiction”

This is a guest blog post by Apollo Poetry. Be sure to check him out over at Apollo Poetry. According to one definition, ‘addiction has been defined as physical and psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, caffeine and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu […]

F*** Beast Mode

Everyone wants to go beast mode.  Well, I am not everyone.  Fuck beast mode, I go straight Godzilla. I almost died, twice.  Not once. Twice. I wasted away to nothing, 5’10,” 100 and nothing.  How could a person that worked in the fitness and health field, struggle with substance abuse? Trust me when I express […]

Blog Entries Being Drafted

“Weight Control” “Rise” “Intimate Recovery: A Film Short Update” Do you want more blog entries in addiction, personal training, relationships, travel, or literature? Or do you want me to cover any other topics?  Feel free to click one of the links to see past blog entries within those tags. Comment down below or contact me on to let me know […]

Going Back to That Place: Again

Let me walk that ledge between sane and insane.  Let me remix this sequel to – Now that you have read that, let me make that head spin. I am in and out of emotional sobriety to play the most important, most challenging role, of my artistic life. Acting has always come naturally for me. […]

4 Years of Continued Sobriety

I have always loved the above track, by B.o.B, featuring Taylor Swift.  I can identify with these lyrics in a way.  The idea of being strong enough to help another person, I think, is a shared human desire.  In helping someone else, I help myself.  Having mentioned that, I can not be co-dependent on another […]

The Shaffee Show | Michael Dadourian

  Have you ever wanted to accomplish something so bad, that you were afraid to even begin?  Where do you even begin? What opposition will reveal itself and in what forms? Nobody has an opinion, until you do something that is deemed abnormal to the nine to fivers.  Get a job, punch the clock, be […]

Who I Identify With

I have said on numerous occasions that Eminem has written the soundtrack to my life.  Tupac Shakur will always be my favorite rapper but Eminem is in my top 3 and partly because his content has always resonated with me; from his drug use to his relapse and into recovery. I am including a couple […]

Energy Drink & Pop Replacement

I must confess, my energy drink and caffeine consumption went up every time I tried to quit alcohol.  When I finally did quit alcohol, my consumption of pop and energy drinks, rose dramatically.  Caffeine is a stimulant, it can be very addicting, that stimulant.  The habit was there, to have a drink in my hand. […]

Third Look at “Intimate Recovery,” by Michael Dadourian

Addiction is a fight that I have trained my mind and body for, a spirited fight it is.  Here is the third visual based off my book, Intimate Recovery, coming Spring 2016! Third Look at “Intimate Recovery,” by Michael Dadourian from Michael Dadourian on Vimeo. Visit for more information and to email subscribe to […]

3 Years of Continued Sobriety

Last week Friday, like the majority of Fridays, began the same. I woke up, washed, drank my juice and headed out, to chair a support group meeting.  I was afforded the opportunity from my sober coach to service people that are recovering from addiction, just as I am. I have to express, we are very […]