This is dedicated to those who have touched the fires of life... To those who fall but stand back up. To those who get weak but find new strength. To those who break but rebuild themselves. To those who lose hope but believe again. This is for those who chance upon the recovery road. There is a life that awaits you... Your story matters. Write it.


9/24/16

Urges

"When I have urges to drink, this tells me I need to find a way of realigning myself." - P

9/23/16

Crazy One

"The sane one is often viewed as the crazy one in an alcoholic family." - R

9/22/16

Honesty

"Honesty doesn't make life better just possible." - M

9/21/16

My Own Problems

"The whole family was always about my Dad's drinking. I felt like I could never have my own problems." - R

9/20/16

Fear & Love

"For a long time in my relationship, I confused fear with love." - K

9/19/16

Acceptance

"Love and hate, happiness and despair, forgiveness and resentment all have one thing in common... acceptance." - E

9/18/16

Mom

​"I overheard a conversation once where the topic was discussing which recovery approach is most beneficial for someone looking for alcohol or drug help. There were as many answers as there were people but the one that caught my attention was from the person who said this: 'I can give you that answer in one word..... MOM.'" - T

9/17/16

Choice

"There is no other real way in which to prove we love a thing than by choosing it in preference to something else." - S

9/16/16

Actions

"You need actions today, so that when you are in tomorrow, you can look back on them and be proud." - B

9/15/16

Stars

"The members of AA have been like the stars in the sky to me. I don't always see them but I know they are there." - N

9/14/16

Trauma

"To speak of powerlessness to someone who has already been disempowered runs the chance of victimizing them again. Wether we want to admit it or not, the use of alcohol or drugs is not always because of a brain disease, but can be a way of coping for some who have experienced trauma or abuse. Drinking or drugging helps them bury that which they do not want to feel, so that they can live. To get sober means to feel again and face their trauma. This needs to be respected." - Recovery's Heart

9/13/16

Regret

"When someone dies who has hurt you, resentment you have kept toward them can turn into regret in you." - M

9/12/16

Sorrow

"Sorrow can ignite the passion inside you more than pleasure can." - F

9/11/16

Help

"You will know whether you are strong or week depending on how hard it is to say the word… HELP" - A

9/10/16

Different

"Sometimes different feels wrong, but is not." -K

9/9/16

Prayer

"Dear God. Please give me what you were about to give me before I interrupted you with this prayer." - @twelvedrawings

9/8/16

Memories

"You are owned by nothing other than the memories you choose to keep." - T

9/7/16

Noncompliance

"Addiction is the only medical disorder in which access to lifesaving drugs may be—and often is—denied because of noncompliance with unrelated elements of treatment, without fear of malpractice judgments." - TheInfluence.com