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7/30/14

Abused

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

7/29/14

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

7/28/14

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

7/27/14

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

7/26/14

Relapse

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

7/25/14

Love

"Addiction wins when love is silent." - C

7/24/14

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

7/23/14

7/22/14

Listen Quietly

"You want to spook a drunk? Look them in the eye and listen quietly." - An Old Drunk

7/21/14

My House

"You come to my house, I never go to yours. Stay awhile and I'll make you feel at home." - Addiction

7/20/14

Love

"Love is where addiction dies." - Mom

7/19/14

Hurt

"Forgiving doesn't forget. Hurt has a deep memory." - B

7/18/14

Facts

"Face facts. For this addict, every day contains the ingredients necessary for my sobriety or my next slip." - @TwelveDrawings

7/17/14

Purpose & Meaning

"Recovery is about purpose and meaning in life, not “sobriety” and meetings." - Stanton Peele The fix

7/16/14

Sarcasm & Jokes

"I minimized with sarcasm and jokes to put you at ease with my story. If you ignored the pain, so could I." - C

7/15/14

Friends

"I don't have to find your truth or lies. I'll know you by the friends you lose or keep." - Dad

7/14/14

Love

"Loneliness taught me how to love again. Love taught me I did not have to drink away my sadness." - A

7/13/14

Imperfections

"In sobriety I can see how perfect my imperfections can be, for me." - T

7/12/14

Scary Prayers

"Scary prayers. Asking for and listening to what you may not want to hear." - D

7/11/14

Become The Person

"Knowing who you want to become is more important than what you want to accomplish. When you become the person, you then attract the right conditions to accomplish. If you accomplish but don't become, you lose it. Become a sober person and you'll accomplish." - E

7/10/14

Who You Will Be

"Recovery doesn't necessarily resolve conflict, but rather brings it to the forefront. How you resolve it, this is where you start finding who you will be." - S

7/9/14

Legitimate Resentment

"I can't resolve legitimate resentment. I just hope to come to peace with it." - M

7/8/14

Empty Bottle

"Hitting bottom didn't move me, I was comfortable in that pain. What motivated me to go to recovery was an empty bottle." - A

7/7/14

Next Drink

"My next drink always came from a mix of high anxiety and not asking for help." - R

7/6/14

The Phrase

"An interesting fact I have experienced is that I've never heard the phrase, 'They Have To Want The Help', from a Mother or Grandmother who is fighting for their loved one in recovery." - A Counselor

7/5/14

Fellowship

"Fellowship taught me that I don't recover, we do."

7/4/14

Who I Decide To be

"No more buffers between me and life. I am who I decide to be. Today, I stand. Today, I don't need to run to a drink or a meeting." - L

7/3/14

By Example

"Both addiction and recovery lead by example." - G

7/2/14

Addiction

"Addiction brings immense pain. It can also bring self-awareness; an understanding of ones limits, boundaries, and weaknesses." - Arnade

7/1/14

What I couldn't Hear

"Just because I was silent didn't mean I wasn't talking. I guess I wasn't saying what you could hear." - My Son