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.

1/26/15

New Horizons

"Initially I struggled in recovery. It was difficult for me to dream beyond what I knew. But with each STEP, I gained knowledge of new horizons." - H

1/25/15

Purposeful

"My resolution is to be more purposeful with the relationship that is in front of me." - T

1/24/15

Honesty

"Honesty will be fabricated to fit what the addict perceives as their most immediate need." - F

1/23/15

Wishful Thinking

"A drunk is not full of lies but rather subscribes to wishful thinking. A little hope to pacify the pain." - An Old Drunk

1/22/15

Victim

"I am not the victim of the world I see." - T

1/21/15

Fears

"Recovery is about managing fears." - C

1/20/15

Listening

"Sometimes listening is better than fixing." - G

1/19/15

Focus

"Focusing on what is wrong does not teach what is right." - Sarge

1/18/15

Clever For Me

"It took me awhile to understand that I was trying to be clever for me, which was not helpful to them." - D

1/17/15

Character Defect

"Recovery isn't fixing but finding. Where you look is behind your strongest character defects. There your secrets will be hiding" - T

1/16/15

Beyond Myself

"When I looked beyond myself I realized her heart had its own language and each of her tears was a blessing that let me know hope was still alive in her." - Mom

1/15/15

Help Them Get Me

"I use to run away and blame people who didn't understand me, now I slow down and help them get me." - M

1/14/15

Challenging Processes

"Knowing you have caused hurt to others but allowing yourself to live again is one of the more challenging processes you will face in recovery." - S

1/13/15

To Help

"Trying to help is a balance between guiding and knowing when to get out of the way. Recovery is a time to practice this for all involved." - Dr. T.

1/12/15

This Dictum

"An addict waits for the world to come to them and resents the opportunities that don't abide by this dictum." - P

1/11/15

Denial & Apathy

"Denial recognizes something within but looks away, apathy doesn't care." - B

1/10/15

Recovery

"Quality of life, not fear, is what should be preached in every corner of recovery." - B

1/9/15

Sobriety

"A bad binge or bottom won't get me. I am not just an end result. You'll find me when you get serious about finding me." - Sobriety

1/8/15

My Journey

"I'd describe my journey as Have To, Need To, Want To ... glad I got to want to." - M

1/7/15

My Dilemma

"My dilemma was figuring out if I was running away from my problems by leaving, or by staying." - M

1/6/15

Regrets

"Recovery has taught me that the point of life is not to live without any regrets, but to learn to live with them and not hate myself." - L

1/5/15

Encouragement

"In a stagnant relationship, even encouragement can seem judgmental." - T

1/4/15

Reasons

"That which has reasons is the most unreliable thing to trust." - T

1/3/15

What's First

"What came first, the addict or fear?" - T

1/2/15

Talk

"Talk for someone who can't find the words yet." - C

1/1/15

Regret

"I've fought for the sunrise too many times only to regret another missed day." - R

12/31/14

My Plan

"I do not pledge that I am cured or that I do not have a problem. But before my time, I will replace him before me and be the contributing factor I am meant to be. I am here for a reason, like it or not. So I continue to walk the path laid before me and one day I will be happy. That is my plan." - S