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10/31/15

The Listeners

"I learned by talking to the listeners." - L

10/30/15

Failure

"In your thinking, replace the word failure with finding yourself." - K

10/29/15

Believing Strength

"Your a strong person but your life has to reflect it or you won't believe it." - D

10/28/15

Resistance

"Resistance doesn't come from doubting the words, it comes from doubting the person using them." - S

10/27/15

Validate

"Validate the newcomer by letting their pain be the biggest thing in the room." - S

10/26/15

Missed Lesson

"Bad luck is just a missed lesson." - G

10/25/15

Will Never Hear

"The loudest voice in recovery will be the struggling voice. You will never hear about a perfect recovery." - J

10/24/15

How We Came To This

Unequipped to deal with it all,
When we met I was bound to fall,
Monkey see, Monkey do,
My parents taught me to fall for u,

Young, naive and carefree,
My whole life ahead of me,
Did I ever have a chance,
Against your captivating trance,

Promises of forgotten pain,
And to never be alone again,
Your lies were too tempting,
Without skills of reasoning,

How could I know better,
With parents who never,
Their reasoning in defense,
Beat my common sense,

Charmed

Blog: A Recovering Addicts Experience

10/23/15

Own Issues

"Dealing with an addict is going to force you to deal with your own issues." - Dr. T.

10/22/15

Resilience

"Failure can teach resilience." - A

10/21/15

Doing Talks

"There's a tendency for people to think they are doing the right thing because they're saying the right thing. This is not true. Doing talks the truth more than saying." - K

10/20/15

Already Taught

"My kid looks at me and he is already taught." - D

10/19/15

Excuses

“Addictions are excuses to not ask for help.” - J

10/18/15

Your Pocket

"There is a time to lend a hand and a time to keep it in your pocket. The smart ones know how to use their pockets." - P

10/17/15

Forgiveness

"Forgiveness understands the last moment is no longer yours." - J

10/16/15

Harness Faults

"Learn to harness your most devastating faults in a way that lifts up humanity." - N

10/15/15

A Grudge

"A grudge is a good place to put hurt; It gives it a direction." - M

10/14/15

Goals

"The only thing more motivating than achieving a goal, is not achieving it." - C

10/13/15

Behavioral Choices

"Don't confuse a "mental condition" with behavioral choices you use to fill a void." - L

10/12/15

Standards

"An addict will violate their standards quicker than they can lower them." - R

10/11/15

Motivation

"Motivation comes from deficits, not strengths." - Sarge

10/10/15

Your Own Way

"Don't just be a part in somebody else's script. Write your own way to healthy." - Dr. T

10/9/15

Your Own Story

"When helping, being relevant shouldn't be about you. Don't get too involved in your own story or when someone else has an issue, all you will see is you." - C

10/8/15

Change

"If you want to move someone to change, you don't chase them, you don't give them something to run from, you give them something to run to." - G

10/7/15

Remorse

"You can't impose remorse on anyone. They have to come to it themselves." - J

10/6/15

Their Recovery

"You don't have to drink with them to help them. Or put another way, don't let their recovery become your life." - P

10/5/15

Praying

"Praying is not enough." - An Old Drunk

10/4/15

Mantras

"The person I worry about the most in recovery is the one who knows all the mantras." - T

10/3/15

Helping

"If you want to help, don't help." - S

10/2/15

Guilt

"Clearing away the guilt can help you see the reality of your relationships." - R

10/1/15

Want Again

"Stop being grateful and want again. Don't use gratefulness as a way to stop taking chances." - S