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8/31/14

Meth Madness

"When I couldn't sleep it was hard for me to make new memories. But I was able to find my voice in my mania. Meth madness."

8/30/14

Pain

"The heart wont hurt if you keep pain skin deep. Is a lie." - M

8/29/14

Ask Questions

"Don't shut up and listen. Ask questions. Be active in your recovery." - D

8/28/14

Opposite Side Of The Moment

"I've never been far away. Your choices blocked your view. They led you to the opposite side of the moment from where I was." - Mom

8/27/14

Hurt

"When my son stopped drinking we would have some long tearful talks. I could see the pain that was on his face. This made me happy. I was glad to see him hurt. The more he hurt the better I felt." - Mom

8/26/14

No Greater Honor

"For me, there is no greater honor than when someone asks for my help." - T

8/25/14

Happiness

"If you help others get what they want, you will always have what you need. Happiness." - D

8/24/14

Delusional Thinking

"Crazy ain't all bad. Greatness requires some delusional thinking." - P

8/23/14

Decisions

"Slow and steady. Feelings come and go but decisions are permanent."

8/22/14

Smoking Dope

"My dad promised it would be my last act on this earth if he ever caught me smoking dope. After he died, I smoked a lot for a long time. I was hoping he remembered his promise." - K

8/21/14

Expected Outcomes

"For my recovery to finally work I did not need to go to rehab, do 90 meeting in 90 days or focus on drinking. I needed a job. I wish someone would of told me this earlier. It is a shame how fear can shape expected outcomes." - R

8/20/14

Expectations

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

8/19/14

Change

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

8/17/14

What You Do

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

8/16/14

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..." - BD

8/15/14

Tired

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

8/14/14

What I Can Become

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

8/13/14

My Addiction

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

8/12/14

No blame Game

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

8/11/14

Amends

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

8/10/14

AA

"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

8/9/14

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

8/8/14

Truth

"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

8/7/14

Resentment

"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

8/6/14

Help Others

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

8/5/14

Recovery Technique

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

8/4/14

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

8/3/14

Closeness & Distance

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

8/2/14