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11/30/13

Love

"Your love scares me, because it challenges me, and I push away. It would be easier if you hated me for what I've done." - H

11/29/13

Fragmented Memories

"Fragmented memories are the one gift drugs gave me. To remember uninterrupted would crush me." - G

11/28/13

Methadone Clinic

"This is the only place on earth where you tell a stranger you robbed your grandma for dope & they ask for your phone number." - @AddictDude

11/27/13

Choices

"Wherever you are, look around. You didn't get here by accident. It was a series of choices over a period of time that made this place a reality." - S

11/26/13

Addict's Prayer

"Get a good nights sleep and hope for a better tomorrow is an addict's prayer. Full of promises with no work.

11/25/13

Relapse

"Relapse is a result of a decision not a drug."

11/24/13

What I Know

"Its not what I know that will put me in the box, it is what I don't."

11/23/13

Praying

"I prayed a lot more in addiction than I do in recovery. But my breath doesn't smell like vomit now." - @TwelveDrawings

11/22/13

Realizations

"Congratulations on your sobriety Dad, but I no longer live in the shadow of your fears. I have become everything I am because I decided to not be you." - A Son

- Not all realizations in sobriety are happy ones.

11/21/13

Quietly

"I scream into my pillow as quietly as I can." (Age 9, Mom alcoholic)

11/20/13

Addict

"No one is an addict until they run out. That’s when the addict shit starts." -G

11/19/13

To Help

"What is the right way to help an addict? I don't know, but i'll say that those who are absent are always wrong." - An Old Drunk

11/18/13

Counselors

"The counselors who aren't in recovery themselves, are really just career codependents." - @AddictDude

11/17/13

Blessed

"Today I'm going to my Home Group to pickup my 9 year chip. Today is beyond my wildest dreams as my first sponsor promised If I took the steps. My life has been a gift and I want to share this gift with others whenever I can." - Z.B.

11/16/13

Decision Making

"Initially in recovery decision making may be difficult as your mind is tainted with the echoes of past failures. Talk it out with someone you trust." - R

11/15/13

You

The only way to complicate this... is you.

11/14/13

Tears

"In recovery I prayed for wisdom, but found most of my answers through tears." - A

11/13/13

Regret

"As a drunk, the haze of regret clouded even what should of been the most beautiful of days." - J

11/12/13

Trap Door

"Every Rock Bottom has a trap door." - @AddictDude

11/11/13

Realize

"Working with addicts in the correctional system, I realize we all carry our jail within us. And we all carry a key." - @TwelveDrawings

11/10/13

Pain

"Pain can shape an idea quicker than prudence." - A

11/9/13

Alcoholism

"Alcoholism calls attention to an underlying pain but can also distract you from it." - P

11/8/13

Will Power

"Will power? Sure, okay. Try eating a box of laxatives & talk to me about will power. That's what addiction is like." - @AddictDude

11/7/13

To Help

"Hear first, fix second." - J

11/6/13

Sadness

"I am not afraid of sadness in recovery. Sadness convinces me I am different from what my memories tell me I am."

11/5/13

Resentments

"Resentments empower the weak with reasons." - O

11/4/13

Praying

"If you find yourself constantly praying for an answer, shut up." - G

11/3/13

Greatest Teacher

"The person you blame for your frustrations can be, in that moment, your greatest teacher." - L

11/2/13

Triggers

"Triggers can help you understand where your fears are." - S

11/1/13