Tag: addiction recovery

Carrying Your Message.

The step 12 that I am familiar with reads like this: Having had a spiritual experience as the result of these steps, we try to carry this message to others and practice these principles in all our affairs. I am sure the one you have memorized is similar, give or take a few words or phrases. Maybe …

When Our Past is Used as a Weapon.

                Our past. This is a huge part of  our story. For some of us, our past is not pretty. Maybe we have caused a lot of pain. Maybe we have experienced trauma, and hurt. Many of us have made a lot of mistakes and we have hurt …

“Omg. Just Quit Already.”

Today, I read an article on “Myths vs. Realities ” relating to Addiction problems. Most of the Myths were the simple cookie-cutter misconceptions or skewed viewpoints. Society likes to hold on to the one’s that perpetuate stigma. Today I am going to talk about a common misconception that goes something like this: “If you really …

Fighting Within.

A person who is struggling with addiction is fighting an epic battle. The fighting is fierce and continuous. It is tiring. And it becomes more and more intense with each passing day. It is a fight between the person struggling with addiction, the substance, and a third. The quietest one of all. The whisper of truth. …

Spiritual Death.

Becoming dependent on a substance takes time. No matter what your substance of choice is, I bet we can all agree that the ultimate result of addiction is death- but before that, there is this place where we live. It is the last stop before physical death: Spiritual death. This is a place where nothing …

Knowledge is Power.

http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future/trends-in-prevalence-various-drug The more that I study different substances, signs, symptoms, side effects, withdrawal discomforts and brain altering effects-I become more and more interested in prevention. The bigger picture. Not only do I empathize with people who suffer from and struggle with the powerful stronghold of addiction, I am very concerned with the growing numbers and …

Emotional and Disconnected.

Celebrate Recovery, changed my life!

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