Category Archives: Recovery journey

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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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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Follow Up On Being Sensitive To Others

I went to first service yesterday. This gave me plenty of time to make sure that the greeters knew to look out for this young couple for me. I only showed one person a picture of them. Yes, they let … Continue reading

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Trusting Yourself

Trust and recovery can take time. I have been working on issues of trusting others lately. Regaining trust can be difficult especially if you are the loved one of the addict. I recently texted these words “Proceed with caution.” She … Continue reading

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What Does Freedom Mean In Recovery?

After fighting the battle of addiction, recovery means freedom. You are free from the cause of your self destruction. Facing your addiction brings you closer to one of two choices……right and wrong. Countless individuals go about their lives in total … Continue reading

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A Place Called Home

Last night was unbelievable. I drove out of state to a new meeting I found through the CR web site ( see link below). I typed in my zip code and chose a meeting at least fifty miles away from … Continue reading

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Recovery Is Doing Whatever It Takes

Recovery is necessary for your survival. It is the clean air you breathe. It is your life’s resource. In order to recover, you have to do whatever it takes. A recovering alcoholic told me recently that his mother did not … Continue reading

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