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.

12/20/14

Devil's House

"I didn't use as an addict but as a man wanting to die. Addiction holds hands with death and using allowed me to dance in the devil's house without ever completely crossing that line." - S

12/19/14

Resentments

"Resentments were created to protect my ignorance." - L

12/18/14

Aftercare Program

"There is no better aftercare program than a loving family." - D

12/17/14

Relationships

"The success of your sobriety can be gaged by the quality of your relationships." - B

12/16/14

Choice Within

"My sobriety began the day my body stopped. At only 44 years old, I learned quickly the meaning of a progressive disease. My inner organs were now relying on alcohol to function, thus staying alive. It was 2008 and I was intervened by my family who flew from all over the country to attend. To say that I am blessed is more than the truth. I was scared, fragile, lonely and very sick. On that day, my mind was resisting the help, but my body was crying out to live. Everyday is a new birth for me." - Choice Within

12/15/14

A Refusal

"Can you imagine what the world would be like if we could not challenge someone to be better unless they were ready? A refusal of sobriety is not necessarily a refusal of help but rather a refusal to see anything more than their fear will allow." - C

12/14/14

Regrets

"Hurts can heal but regrets never really go away, you just learn to make room for them." - J

12/13/14

Me

"My ex-husband was great at following the program. He knew all the lingo and was quick to own his faults. The part he wasn't good at was me." - M

12/12/14

Something Bigger

"I quit when I decided on something bigger than me." - P

12/11/14

Leaving AA

"I continue to learn and grow in recovery. This too shall pass."- jonsleeper blog

12/10/14

This Knowledge

"Human evolution has two steps - from being somebody to being nobody; and from being nobody to being everybody. This knowledge can bring sharing and caring throughout the world." - A

12/9/14

Recovery

"Hurt is expected, forgiveness a bonus." - M

12/8/14

Despite The Pain

"I don't need my side of the street clean to start living. For me, It is about learning to live despite the pain." - P

12/7/14

Patience

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begins the task anew.” - A

12/6/14

Honesty

"Complete honesty is about knowing what to reveal, not revealing all." - M

12/5/14

Failed Attempts

"Failed attempts show a desire to better your life. As long as your failing, you are trying. Addiction stands still, recovery moves." - R

12/4/14

Fears

"The only thing that separates us is our fears." - N

12/3/14

Addiction

"Addiction is a bitch, but given the right circumstances, given the right luck, given the right mindset, given the right support, it can be beat." - Chris Arnade Photography

12/2/14

A Noble cause

"I used a noble cause to hide the truth. I said I stayed because of the kids, but really I was afraid to be on my own." - H

12/1/14

What Shaped Me

"My moms drinking shaped my life more than she did." - P

11/30/14

A Year From Now

"Make a promise to yourself that you wont be asking the same questions a year from now." - S

11/29/14

Emotionally Delayed

"When you engage in alcohol or drugs, emotionally there is no movement. You are delayed to the spot you left." - T

11/28/14

Lessons

"Every scar has a story and a lesson learned from it. The lesson becomes positive when you don't just feel the pain but understand why it hurts." - S

11/27/14

Anger

"Anger pushes learning away." - G

11/26/14

Forgiveness

"Forgiveness, one could literally hide behind this power forever and never worry about relapsing." - J

11/25/14

Detox

"My whole life was in a detox; fluctuating between wanting to die and not wanting to live." - B

11/24/14

Emotions

"Emotions are not your enemy in recovery. Just the opposite, they indicate change is occuring." - M