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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

11/23/14

Defining

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

11/22/14

Focus

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

11/21/14

Fear

"Fear forgives too quick." - An Old Drunk

11/20/14

Pain

"Pain is a liar." - Sarge

11/19/14

Denial

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

11/18/14

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

11/17/14

'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

11/16/14

Stress

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

11/15/14

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

11/14/14

Opportunities

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

11/13/14

Change

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

11/12/14

Normal

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

11/11/14

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

11/10/14

Prayer

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

11/9/14

Character Defects

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

11/8/14

An Activist

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

11/7/14

Understanding

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

11/6/14

Peeking

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

11/5/14

My Voice

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

11/4/14

Choice

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

11/3/14

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

11/2/14

11/1/14

A Woman First

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