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"Don't let relapse be an obstacle to recovery but a way out of recovery by learning to understand yourself more deeply." - T


"The substance abuse professional has to be personable and not just parrot standard drug and alcohol treatment language. Knowledge without personality will not connect. Resistance in treatment can occur when the client does not believe the message or they don't believe the professional." - D


"Moral inventories, amends, character defects, and higher powers would be silly if addiction was purely a disease. Making amends or exploring childhood resentments would do little to eliminate something like cancer." - T


"Drug use and confusion go hand in hand. So when I started recovery, thinking straight was not an option. I could barely live in reality let alone challenge it." - J

The Moment

"The irony of being an addict is that at the moment you get high and feel most alive, is the moment where life starts to die." - M

See Me

"My reasons are not wrong because you can't understand them. If you want to help, try to see me without seeing you." - D

The Answers

"Know that the answers are not behind the doors of treatment centers but already available and free to find when you start to understand what you love and who you are." - T

Forever Responsible

"No one holds the successes or failures of your choices but you. At the end of the day you cannot say that, "I was told to do this" or, "they told me to do that". You are forever responsible for what and how you have tamed what is in front of you." - K

More Lost Now

"Everyone is happy I'm sober, but I feel more lost now than ever. My friends have gone on living their lives and they all think I'm out of the woods now, but I'm lost. I don't know how to deal with things anymore. At least before I could suffer in silence and deal with my pain and struggles in my own way. Now what do I do?" - P

A Way

"I do drugs not so much for the thrill but because they give me a way. A way to get rid of the thoughts and pains that I don't want to deal with. I know it is only a temporary fix but recovery takes time and I need to survive now." - P

New Understanding

"I thought once I hit my stride in recovery, I would not be scared and nervous anymore. But as time went on I realized I became scared and nervous for other reasons. There is no finish line, just new understanding." - W


"After listening to people's stories, I've come to realize that one person's miracle can be another person's loss." - V

Self Destructive

"You know why addicts stay addicts? Because there is no substitute for that feeling in normal every day life. Nothing can replace the thrill of doing something self destructive." - P


"It takes time to feel again when you have been void of emotion for so long and the only emotion you can feel is from behavior that hurts others." - L


"Alcohol and drugs are powerful, but so are you. There is nothing you cannot overcome when you find the right motivation." - S

A Disconnect

"If you have tried treatment and are now using or drinking again it does not mean you have failed or don't posses the necessary skills to stop drinking or using drugs. It means there was a disconnect. Treatment failed, you didn't." - T

Quality Days

"It's not the amount of days you have sober but the quality of those days. I'd rather have four quarters than a hundred pennies." - R


"It gets hard after a while. Life beats you up. Somewhere along the way confidence can get replaced by questions." - H