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My Plan

"I do not pledge that I am cured or that I do not have a problem. But before my time, I will replace him before me and be the contributing factor I am meant to be. I am here for a reason, like it or not. So I continue to walk the path laid before me and one day I will be happy. That is my plan." - S

Feelings

"Why, in over thirteen years and two and a half thousand hours attending AA meetings and other fellowship activities did no-one ever tell me or even remotely imply that thoughts are not the same as feelings? They don’t necessarily follow on, one from the other. Feelings are not a way to live your life. You don’t need to share them, drink on them, or even feel the feelings you don’t want to engage with." - jonsleeper blog

Complacency

"Complacency may feel like paradise after struggling with an addiction. But recovery involves challenging the status quo and feeling the anxieties that come with doing something new." - T

Devil's House

"I didn't use as an addict but as a man wanting to die. Addiction holds hands with death and using allowed me to dance in the devil's house without ever completely crossing that line." - S

Choice Within

"My sobriety began the day my body stopped. At only 44 years old, I learned quickly the meaning of a progressive disease. My inner organs were now relying on alcohol to function, thus staying alive. It was 2008 and I was intervened by my family who flew from all over the country to attend. To say that I am blessed is more than the truth. I was scared, fragile, lonely and very sick. On that day, my mind was resisting the help, but my body was crying out to live. Everyday is a new birth for me." - Choice Within

A Refusal

"Can you imagine what the world would be like if we could not challenge someone to be better unless they were ready? A refusal of sobriety is not necessarily a refusal of help but rather a refusal to see anything more than their fear will allow." - C

Me

"My ex-husband was great at following the program. He knew all the lingo and was quick to own his faults. The part he wasn't good at was me." - M

This Knowledge

"Human evolution has two steps - from being somebody to being nobody; and from being nobody to being everybody. This knowledge can bring sharing and caring throughout the world." - A

Patience

"Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them - every day begins the task anew.” - A