"So, here I stand at the crossroads... Four years from now, if I persistently do the next right thing, I believe the possibilities are limitless... I will have a serenity and peace of mind that will illuminate my life and allow me to help others. The feeling of love and connectedness I have felt will become perpetual so that I will out-distance my wildest dreams; and look back one day and realize that the hardest times in my life were the most important."- Todd

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Listen Quietly

"You want to spook a drunk? Look them in the eye and listen quietly." - An Old Drunk

Monday, July 21, 2014

My House

"You come to my house, I never go to yours. Stay awhile and I'll make you feel at home." - Addiction

Sunday, July 20, 2014


"Love is where addiction dies." - Mom

Saturday, July 19, 2014


"Forgiving doesn't forget. Hurt has a deep memory." - B

Friday, July 18, 2014


"Face facts. For this addict, every day contains the ingredients necessary for my sobriety or my next slip." - @TwelveDrawings

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Purpose & Meaning

"Recovery is about purpose and meaning in life, not “sobriety” and meetings." - Stanton Peele The fix

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Sarcasm & Jokes

"I minimized with sarcasm and jokes to put you at ease with my story. If you ignored the pain, so could I." - C

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


"I don't have to find your truth or lies. I'll know you by the friends you lose or keep." - Dad

Monday, July 14, 2014


"Loneliness taught me how to love again. Love taught me I did not have to drink away my sadness." - A

Sunday, July 13, 2014


"In sobriety I can see how perfect my imperfections can be, for me." - T

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Scary Prayers

"Scary prayers. Asking for and listening to what you may not want to hear." - D

Friday, July 11, 2014

Become The Person

"Knowing who you want to become is more important than what you want to accomplish. When you become the person, you then attract the right conditions to accomplish. If you accomplish but don't become, you lose it. Become a sober person and you'll accomplish." - Eden The Late Starter Blog

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Who You Will Be

"Recovery doesn't necessarily resolve conflict, but rather brings it to the forefront. How you resolve it, this is where you start finding who you will be." - S

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Legitimate Resentment

"I can't resolve legitimate resentment. I just hope to come to peace with it." - M

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Empty Bottle

"Hitting bottom didn't move me, I was comfortable in that pain. What motivated me to go to recovery was an empty bottle." - A

Monday, July 7, 2014

Next Drink

"My next drink always came from a mix of high anxiety and not asking for help." - R

Sunday, July 6, 2014

The Phrase

"An interesting fact I have experienced is that I've never heard the phrase, 'They Have To Want The Help', from a Mother or Grandmother who is fighting for their loved one in recovery." - A Counselor

Saturday, July 5, 2014


"Fellowship taught me that I don't recover, we do."

Friday, July 4, 2014

Who I Decide To be

"No more buffers between me and life. I am who I decide to be. Today, I stand. Today, I don't need to run to a drink or a meeting." - L

Thursday, July 3, 2014

By Example

"Both addiction and recovery lead by example." - G

Wednesday, July 2, 2014


"Addiction brings immense pain. It can also bring self-awareness; an understanding of ones limits, boundaries, and weaknesses." - Arnade

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What I couldn't Hear

"Just because I was silent didn't mean I wasn't talking. I guess I wasn't saying what you could hear." - My Son

Monday, June 30, 2014

Sunday, June 29, 2014


"Part of healing is knowing that I can hurt, but be ok." - C

Saturday, June 28, 2014


"Embrace imperfection, creativity, chance and change. Life is an adventure. And never forget, you only have control over yourself (if others choose to change more power to them... not to you). Enjoy every moment." - T

Friday, June 27, 2014


"I was told to shut up and listen. But frequent relapses have taught me that it's time for me to find my own voice again." - D

Thursday, June 26, 2014


"Take life less seriously? For me, that meant another drink." - J

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Apologize & Hope

"Own your shortcomings and any hurts you may have caused. Then apologize and hope for forgiveness, but never expect it--that is theirs to give and it is not owed to you." - T

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Compromise & Communication

"Every over paid marriage counselor (which is every one that exists) will tell you that compromise and communication are the most important aspects to any relationship; Especially the relationship an addict has with the junk. No union exists that demands such a compromise of innumerable areas of your moral compass, than the relationship between a junky and his dope." DOPESICK DIARIES

Monday, June 23, 2014

Higher Power

"The best things my Higher Power has given me, I never even conceived of asking for." - @TwelveDrawings

Sunday, June 22, 2014


"You don't need to tip toe through your thoughts. Recovery is Not fragile." - An Old Drunk

Saturday, June 21, 2014

To Care

"You don't care, so you don't have to care." - My Sponsor

Friday, June 20, 2014


"Something of little weight can become incredibly heavy if held for too long." - R

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Recovery Defined

"Recovery should not be defined by those in the rooms but by the person who just walked out the door." - An Old Drunk
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