sometimes it is hard for me to be on guard every minute of every day so i dont go to runnin my mouth or doin some shit that is gonna harm another or myself. i reckon if i wanna rely on self-will and go about da world all willy nilly, not givin a fuck about...

facin the person i was, was somethin i didnt want to do while out doin my dirt. hell man, i surely didnt want to do it while sober either. but as the days droned on in my early recovery and i listened to the people who had come into the rooms before me, i heard...

through perseverance in my personal program of recovery i have been able to maintain constant sobriety since i started it this last time. soul searchin and self-searchin were essential in the determination to make recovery work for me. and it wasnt somethin i could only do once, i have to continue to do it daily,...

i had to go through what i had to go through to get where i am today. to learn how to live a different lifestyle opposin the one i had lived while out doin my dirt. i can never forget the knots tied within. i reckon thats why today i get to work, and live,...

the serenity i get to live today is a blessin. from that blessin ive been granted freedom to live as i wish. and what is the most amazin thing to me about this freedom is, i get to do the shit i really wanted to while out doin my dirt, but never could truly enjoy....

if i want to live to a good purpose there are conditions i must meet. first and foremost, not takin that first drink. and secondly, keep myself in good emotional health. each of these conditions require work on my behalf. sometimes the work is easy, but most times, it involves me diggin into areas of...

havin learned so much about who and what i am, havin learned solutions to overcome the many things i used to be and can still be, and havin practiced those solutions to live a life of change, i can still become complacent if i am not vigilant. ive learned through all the work ive done...

today i get to live a life i did not think existed before my recovery began. i always wanted to be a part of somethin and always felt excluded from everythin. somethin within always told me i wasnt good enough to be included. through my personal inventory i learned that through personal experience from my...

if there is anybody i feel i can connect with, it is another alcoholic/addict. it has been my experience that those who have been through the self-torture of the disease and have found recovery, comin out on the other side a changed person, usin what recovery has to offer to heal, are people who understand...

one of the strongest emotions ive ever felt has been the love i have for my children. there seems to be little that has ever come close other than the love i have for a partner. it is an emotion that will have me doin shit i would not normally do. recovery has taught me...

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