"Piss in a cup and drink it everyday and you will know the mental compromises it takes to be an addict." - Sarge

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...



"Darkness will not allow you to stay still." - R



"To be safe, we take the chance of never knowing." - P



"Spend your time making change not bitching about the changes you want to make." - S


Worst Enemy

"In the thickness of my sickness, I knew the agony of seeing my worst enemy gazing at me from every mirror." - @twelvedrawings


Self Respect

"Jealousy stems from a lack of self-respect where as endless support w no agenda comes from self-confidence and respect." - @soberaltraman



"Recovery takes courage, not brains." - C


Inside Your Head

"What is going on in inside your head is more important to understand than learning to regurgitate what everyone else is telling you." - Dr. T


An Excuse

"Addiction's physical hold on your body cannot win unless you give it an excuse to do so." - Dr. T


Freedom From Addiction

"...About a year before I was finally able to quit, I fell into a coma and nearly died after an overdose. I was in treatment, again, at the time. Even after such a dire consequence as this, I went back to using again. It was the only "medicine" I knew that could make me feel just a little better for a while.
Over the years, even that "medicine" had stopped working very well and would only numb my painful feelings.
Finally, through what I see only as Grace, one day something new came over me -It was just an ordinary day. But I remember as I sat there in the living room of my parents house-- a new clarity came through. I can describe it in two parts: ...." - Todd


Negative Emotions

"The goal of recovery is not to eliminate negative emotions from your life but learn from them. You need them to help shape you." - A



"Obligation/duty/shame are weak reasons to make a change in your substance use - they are the foundation of hasty low investment choices to quit that are abandoned as quickly as they were adopted." - @cleanslateblog


Recovery's Heart

"It's not in the words, philosophies or approach.
It's not in the studies, statistics or professional's notes.
It will be with the 1 that does not, if 100 get sober.
It's where Hope leaves and life seems over." - RecoverysHeart.com


My Dealer

"Recovery is my new dealer." - R


A Page

"Every drink is a page in the book I'll never write." - S


Self Pity

"In my view, feeling sorry for yourself is the same as using." - K


Ten Years

"One of the beautiful gifts of working a spiritual program of recovery is the gift of being "right-sized".  In this state of grace, the tendency towards self importance is simply not there and instead there is serenity." - Todd



"Your body will recover before your mind." - Sarge