Category Archives: Encounters in recovery

Just Listen To The Voice Of Addiction/Recovery

I went out last night for my last weekend of Spring break. I ran into three people who told me their stories without me even asking them. All of the individuals said key sentences that caught my ear. The first … Continue reading

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Doing The Right Thing

Sometime next week I will be blowing the whistle on my College for a violation in the Americans with Disabilities act. If life could be all so simple. I sat down and was interviewed for the next level of my … Continue reading

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Down And Out

I met a man holding a sign yesterday that said…….Need help with X-Mas and lights and gas. God Bless.Thank you. I was at a very busy street. I pulled over and talked to him. I heard his story and gave … Continue reading

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Freedom From That Which Kills Us

My God is my sponsor. He leads me through life’s greatest difficulties. I can always trust in God’s advice to me. God cannot harm me. I can harm myself by allowing negativity into my life. I struggle with this every … Continue reading

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Grief And Recovery

My ex father-in-law died this week. Death and dying is always the hardest during the holidays. He actually died two days after his birthday. I have heard that people often wait to die until particular moments have occurred. I had … Continue reading

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Be Your True Self

My angry self has been struggling to come out. Last night was the kicker. I have been working on a project for college with a classmate. She left me hanging to do it alone when she arranged to meet another … Continue reading

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Doing Battle With The Inner Enemy

We are our biggest enemies. It is a daily battle. Never give up! The battle can be won . We are our worst inner critics. I struggle with thoughts of failure each and every day. I had an incident happen … Continue reading

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Made A Decision

Made a decision to not drive myself mentally ill by non recovering individuals. I struggle with depression………Gasp! But don’t we all somehow suffer from depression. Addiction suppresses and depresses our ability to think rationally. The struggle is oh so real. … Continue reading

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The Experiment In Humanity

I cannot give much details here. I know I am onto a great idea. When the task is done I always ask for permission to publish. I always get a yes. No one has ever said no. I started the … Continue reading

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Denial Of Pain

When I am in physical pain, I lash out at everyone and anyone in my path of self destruction. Pain has no filter. It just comes out as…….hurt people want to hurt people. I want to scream and yell “Can’t … Continue reading

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