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.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Defining

"Past actions don't have to define me anymore." - D

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Focus

"Your focus should be on recovery not your addiction." - A

Friday, November 21, 2014

Fear

"Fear forgives too quick." - An Old Drunk

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Pain

"Pain is a liar." - Sarge

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Denial

"I know a lot of sad sober addicts who will forever be locking horns with their disease. Denial saved my life." - N

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Treatment

"It saddens me to think how treatment taught me to look in the mirror and not see me. It scared me into defending, defining and embracing my disease at the expense of myself." #sicknomore

Monday, November 17, 2014

'Umph'

"My dad’s out of rehab now and he claims that he’s sober and he’s even got my name tattooed on his arm which is kind of weird..." - Humans Of New York

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Stress

"Wether they be physical, emotional or mental, stress always gravitates to your vulnerabilities." - R

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Evil

"Real evil isn't obvious and won't ever stand in front of you, it will duck and weave. It's true power comes in slowly planting seeds of doubt." - Sarge

Friday, November 14, 2014

Opportunities

"With a quiet smile and prayer, most obstacles become opportunities." - B

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Change

"I've learned that whenever I ask God to change you, God ends up changing me." - C

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Normal

"Hiding behind normal has made me insane. In recovery, I'm learning not to pretend." - K

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Character Flaw

"Why is it we all must try so hard and dig so deep to find that one character defect that will define us?" #sicknomore

Monday, November 10, 2014

Prayer

"I improve when I pray for you." - D

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Character Defects

"Resentment is the expression of a character defect." - H

Saturday, November 8, 2014

An Activist

"I was an activist on drugs, it was easier for me to rally around a cause than my heart." - S

Friday, November 7, 2014

Understanding

"Understanding kills a buzz or increases an addiction." - P

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Peeking

"If I peek, it might see me." - (8 year old hesitant to talk about what she is afraid of. Mom alcoholic.)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

My Voice

"The more desperate I became, the louder my voice grew. It is not in strength I found myself, but in weakness." -T

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Choice

"I can drink but I won't." - G

Monday, November 3, 2014

Condition For Love

"I didn't lie to disrespect you, I was scared. You said you would love me no matter what ...... unless I kept on drinking. It felt like sobriety was your condition for love. This made me feel so insignificant." - R

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Saturday, November 1, 2014

A Woman First

"To help me, you must understand that I am a woman first, addict second." - C

Friday, October 31, 2014

Reasons

"Giving up drinking has nothing to do with anything other than finding a reason why." - An Old Drunk

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Dad

"The soft sound of my daughters voice drowns out any urges I may have to drink. My best relapse prevention word is Dad." - R

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Take It

"I don't care who you are, you can beat drugs. It will be hard but if you can take it, you can make it." - Sarge

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Trust

"It's weird, they trusted me when they didn't know I was drinking, but distrust me now that I'm getting sober." - L

Monday, October 27, 2014

Love

"The further I get away from me the closer I can get to you." - B

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Stained Glass Heart

"Mom says tears can't wash away all the hurt, but that's ok. Both light and dark are necessary inside of me to make my beautiful stained glass heart." - G (age 9)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Harm

"To potentially harm someone emotionally in my recovery, because of my recovery, was not how I was going to keep my sobriety. I couldn't make right some things that I had done wrong. This realization was the hardest part of my recovery." - K

Friday, October 24, 2014

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chip Away

"Don't let recovery stay big in your head. Chip away at it." - T

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Do Something

"You don't have to do a lot to make a difference you just have to do something." - E

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Worry

"I can worry or do..... When I worry, I'm probably not doing. When I'm doing there will be no need to worry." - N

Monday, October 20, 2014

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