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.

3/2/15

Cravings

"Cravings never made me drink, situations did." - L

3/1/15

A Diagnosis

"A diagnosis doesn't change potential, just gives reasons to not achieve." - S

2/28/15

Acknowledging

"Be a sponsor that helps by acknowledging, not just correcting." - G

2/27/15

Deciding

"You haven't decided until you have acted. No action, no decision." - T

2/26/15

Overwhelm It

"When I encounter an obstacle I overwhelm it.... with action." - R

2/25/15

Resolve

"Resolve comes from failure, not success." - Dr. T.

2/24/15

My Confidence

"Her recovery will only know my confidence not my fear." - Dad

2/23/15

Just Enough

"I love you just enough and don't give a damn just enough to be able to manipulate the whole world for you." - L

2/22/15

Helping

"To truly help people I have learned that often I have to get out of the way." - An Old Drunk

2/21/15

Struggles

"Most struggles are not hard, just inconvenient." - Sarge

2/20/15

Stuck In Sadness

"I see smiles on other peoples faces but miss the reasons why. I'm stuck in sadness and just wondering how long it takes to earn a better emotion?" - B

2/19/15

Healing

"Don't be too quick to help. Sometimes only hurt can heal the heart." - D

2/18/15

Shit Just Hurts

"I tried to get on top of my emotions with the idea that knowledge is power. It didn't work. Sometimes shit just hurts." - D

2/17/15

Suicide

"I contemplated suicide until I realized you can't shoot an idea. You defeat a bad idea with a better one." - B

2/16/15

Better Ideas

"I thought recovery would transform me into a new person. It didn't. I was still me but with better ideas." - A

2/15/15

Painful Not Hard

"Recovery is not hard. It's painful, not hard." - L

2/14/15

A Good Place

"The speaker told me he couldn't save me, that I have to fight my way back. Although I'm at a very low point in my life, I'm in a very good place." - M

2/13/15

The Outstretched Hand

"Believe me, you are not alone. When you are trying to do the right thing, there will always be someone willing to help you. Don't be too proud to ignore the outstretched hand." - H

2/12/15

Hurt A Little

"Until I entered recovery, I always tried to take the easy road. Now I know I'm on the right track when the decisions I make hurt a little." - B

2/11/15

Me

"I figured out I had to get me back. Using drugs wasn't my downfall, It was when I stopped being me." - D

2/10/15

Messages

"We can choose to pick up a beer whenever we fancy. But if we want to put that beer down, all of a sudden there are diseases, character defects, meetings, and counseling treatment sessions to contend with. Instead of labeling the failure to remain sober as “the disease” we should be looking at the messages we are sending those who are seeking help. The messages these people get when they enter treatment “You are powerless”, “You will always have the disease”, “Once an alcoholic, always an alcoholic”; I believe lends itself to the endless struggle and failure we see in recovery." - T

2/9/15

Obstacles

"Obstacles. Will I let them be a problem or a lesson." - P

2/8/15

Addicted

"You know your addicted when anything good, hurts." - T