"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, August 20, 2014


"We all rise or fall to the expectations of those around us. Keep relapsing? Check the expectations of those around us." - An Old Drunk

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


"If the meetings aren't what they use to be it is because you aren't." - R

Sunday, August 17, 2014

What You Do

"It is not fake it till you make it but act as if what you do makes a difference." - D

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Perfectly Imperfect

I'm doing the best that I can and that is good enough for today, because I'm perfectly imperfect and that's perfectly ok.

"Yeah, I may not do this sobriety thing perfectly, and I may not stay sober for the rest of my life, but that's no reason to stop trying..." - The Accidental Alcoholic

Friday, August 15, 2014


"I'm tired of being a watering can. It's not my circus, it's not my monkeys." - D

Thursday, August 14, 2014

What I Can Become

"What I've overcome is not more important than what I can become." - J

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

My Addiction

"You were my addiction. I never got to know me as I was always trying to find you." - S

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

No blame Game

"The circumstances that made me are no excuse for the consequences I now face because of the choices I made." - M

Monday, August 11, 2014


"Keep amends simple. Reasons can't change the pain." - Sarge

Sunday, August 10, 2014


"We are united not only in our common struggle but in an acceptance of our differences. AA taught me I was ok in who I am not through conformity but with understanding." - A Member

Saturday, August 9, 2014

A Person Not Just Employee

"If it wasn’t for this job, I’d still be on heroin. A few years ago, one of my bosses came to me, and he said: ‘You’re approaching a crossroads in life, and pretty soon there will be no turning back.’ Then he told me: ‘Go to rehab right now. And your job waiting for you when you get back...’" - Humans Of New York

Friday, August 8, 2014


"I told the truth on my job application about my past drug use, and they sent me a letter saying I didn’t meet their standards of integrity." - Humans Of New York

Thursday, August 7, 2014


"Resentment is like that cobweb in the corner that catches your eye. You can't ignore it and it will bug you until you wipe it away." - T

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Help Others

"The purpose of recovery is the same as the purpose of life..... Help others through it." - Dr. T.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Recovery Technique

"My go to recovery technique is to acknowledge others with a smile and an outstretched hand." - R

Monday, August 4, 2014

Great Friends

"I made so many truly great friends in addiction. Funny, though. Not one of them has ever congratulated me on my years staying sober." - @TwelveDrawings

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Closeness & Distance

"What characterized my mood in recovery? A fluctuating need of closeness and distance." - S

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Friday, August 1, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


"I stopped drinking when I decided to quit crying and get angry." - Abused

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Letting Go

"Forgiveness to me means letting go. It means I have accepted they understand their wrongdoing or they never will. It does not mean that I have to keep them in my life." - P

Monday, July 28, 2014

Self Will

"Self will is not the enemy when your desires and motives are aligned to a healthy ideal. Even selfishness becomes determination with the proper mindset. What addict could heal without a selfish adherence to recovery? What alcoholic could be sober without a self will that says so?" - T

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Reason Why

"Recovery isn't agreeing and accepting everything just because you screwed up. It's finding your own reasons to be better. If you don't have a reason why, you won't find your how." - B

Saturday, July 26, 2014


"I remained angry at God to avoid facing the truth. Relapse isn't Gods choice, it's mine." - T

Friday, July 25, 2014


"Addiction wins when love is silent." - C

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Who I Am

"The more I know about the truth of who I am, the less I will have to surrender to those who are right simply because they are more powerful." - A

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
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