Tag: drug use

Why Did You Change?

For family members or friends of people who are addicted, we often wonder if they will ever change. We worry. We lose sleep. We wish we had answers or effective words or more powerful love. What it will take for them to finally be ready? How much more will they have to lose? How many …

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 …

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 …

Addiction Recovery- Things that have helped me -1

Out of the countless tools and newly acquired skills that I have learned in the past seven years, one of the most important concepts that I had to accept is what I am going to talk about today. It sounds very simple, here it is: It is not my job to fix your problems.

A glimpse of —her.

This is a picture of my mother and I. This short visit happened on April 13, 2013. It has taken a lot of learning to trust in God’s word and personal growth on my part to be able to say that I am truly grateful for her, and genuinely happy that she has thought about …

Emotional and Disconnected.

Admitting that I needed help.

Happy are those who know they are spiritually poor. (Matthew 5:3) We have the choice to change our lives and we don’t have to do it alone.  

Celebrate Recovery, changed my life!

Find a CR meeting! –>  http://www.celebraterecovery.com/find-a-group/    

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