The Breakthrough

I suffer from PTSD caused not from war but from a personal trauma that only a small number of other individuals have ever experienced. I did not cause it. It found me. One single moment left a scar so deep that I suffer in silence. What caused it? It was a total lack of understanding. There is a Twelve Step saying in Alanon that I learned that goes……You did not cause it, you can not control it, and  you can not cure. This saying only applies to loved ones. An addict’s loved ones did not cause the addiction no matter how much the addict blames them for it.  An addict’s loved ones cannot control the addiction no matter how hard they may try. Last but not least, an addict’s loved ones cannot cure the addiction. I now know that I could have done one thing differently that could have changed my outcome and thus save me from living in a daily personal hell. I realize that the only way to deal with my issues is to face my issues head on. The same goes with addictions. The addict needs to face the truth of addiction head on or face a lifetime of self destruction. The only way to break free from addiction is a change of thinking by reframing the thought process. This can only be done through learning techniques and steps for living a new life one day at a time. The Twelve Steps are guidelines that help an individual recover from addiction. They are meant to be used as tools for daily living. In order to be useful, they must be practiced daily. Soon a breakthrough will occur. This breakthrough is called recovery. Recovery breaks the cycle of self destruction. Recovery gives the addict a second chance to live a better life. Celebrate Recovery and Twelve Step programs can lead to ……. Breakthrough and a new way to living a recovered life.

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We all are connected in one way or another in this great big world. What connects us? Just being human. Come join me on the adventure of a lifetime as we explore the idea of leaving cherished legacies.
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