Patrick Biegler

Patrick has been a Catholic priest for over 10 years and holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and graduate degrees in Divinity, Moral Theology and Psychology. He is in recovery from addiction to alcohol and narcotic pain medications. He has worked extensively with many people struggling with every aspect of addiction. He enjoys reading, going hiking with his dog Lady and giving "puppy belly rubs." 

Anger and Addiction: A Deadly Combination

By Patrick Biegler

Typically, we are inclined to see anger as immediate and ourselves as out of control. An alternative view is to see anger as en... Continue Reading

How AA Principles Saved Me From Suicide

By Patrick Biegler

According to a 2013 Center for Disease Control report, suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States, with ov... Continue Reading

Using Mindfulness to Tackle Overwhelming Emotions

By Patrick Biegler

While substances seem like good short-term "solutions" when your emotional, they have devastating long-term effects. Continue Reading

How Being a Priest and an Addict Changed My View of God: Part II

By Patrick Biegler

One writer shares the drastic evolution of his spiritual life—from nonexistent and reliant on alcohol to a Catholic priesthood. Continue Reading

priest opens up about his alcoholic past

How Being a Priest and an Addict Changed My View of God: Part I

By Patrick Biegler

One writer shares the drastic evolution of his spiritual life—from nonexistent and reliant on alcohol to a Catholic priesthood. Continue Reading

man walking through cloud of smoke

When the Fog Cleared: The Moment I Knew I Was a Pain Pill Addict

By Patrick Biegler

We can all recover if we have the will and courage to follow the path to recovery. Continue Reading