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9/30/16

Thoughts

"Drugs themselves don't disempower, thoughts do." - Sarge

9/29/16

Favorite People

"My favorite people are the ones that believe I am naive." - H

9/28/16

Imagination

The same imagination you used to see your drinking as useful, is needed in recovery to realize your potential." - B

9/27/16

Recovery's Heart

"Recovery is not just conforming but forming a way to a better life. There are many ways to walk and the only wrong way is the one that does not work for you. Everyone's ideas matter, not just the ones who say most confidently what should matter. We are all part of what makes up this thing we call alcohol and drug recovery and in this diverse richness comes power to find a way out of this horrible struggle of addiction. If we listen, we will find that it is through each person's unique journey to recovery that we can eventually improve our understanding of addiction and come closer to knowing recovery's heart." - Recovery's Heart

9/26/16

Mornings

"Mornings were the worst part of my day, because it was when I remembered." - R

9/25/16

A Gage

"Noticing how others are responding to you can help you gage how you are doing." - K

9/24/16

Urges

"When I have urges to drink, this tells me I need to find a way of realigning myself." - P

9/23/16

Crazy One

"The sane one is often viewed as the crazy one in an alcoholic family." - R

9/22/16

Honesty

"Honesty doesn't make life better just possible." - M

9/21/16

My Own Problems

"The whole family was always about my Dad's drinking. I felt like I could never have my own problems." - R

9/20/16

Fear & Love

"For a long time in my relationship, I confused fear with love." - K

9/19/16

Acceptance

"Love and hate, happiness and despair, forgiveness and resentment all have one thing in common... acceptance." - E

9/18/16

Mom

​"I overheard a conversation once where the topic was discussing which recovery approach is most beneficial for someone looking for alcohol or drug help. There were as many answers as there were people but the one that caught my attention was from the person who said this: 'I can give you that answer in one word..... MOM.'" - T

9/17/16

Choice

"There is no other real way in which to prove we love a thing than by choosing it in preference to something else." - S

9/16/16

Actions

"You need actions today, so that when you are in tomorrow, you can look back on them and be proud." - B

9/15/16

Stars

"The members of AA have been like the stars in the sky to me. I don't always see them but I know they are there." - N

9/14/16

Trauma

"To speak of powerlessness to someone who has already been disempowered runs the chance of victimizing them again. Wether we want to admit it or not, the use of alcohol or drugs is not always because of a brain disease, but can be a way of coping for some who have experienced trauma or abuse. Drinking or drugging helps them bury that which they do not want to feel, so that they can live. To get sober means to feel again and face their trauma. This needs to be respected." - Recovery's Heart

9/13/16

Regret

"When someone dies who has hurt you, resentment you have kept toward them can turn into regret in you." - M

9/12/16

Sorrow

"Sorrow can ignite the passion inside you more than pleasure can." - F

9/11/16

Help

"You will know whether you are strong or week depending on how hard it is to say the word… HELP" - A

9/10/16

Different

"Sometimes different feels wrong, but is not." -K

9/9/16

Prayer

"Dear God. Please give me what you were about to give me before I interrupted you with this prayer." - @twelvedrawings

9/8/16

Memories

"You are owned by nothing other than the memories you choose to keep." - T

9/7/16

Noncompliance

"Addiction is the only medical disorder in which access to lifesaving drugs may be—and often is—denied because of noncompliance with unrelated elements of treatment, without fear of malpractice judgments." - TheInfluence.com

9/6/16

12 Step Meetings

"The average 12 step meeting includes amazingly ordinary details about lives changed in the most extraordinary ways." - @TwelveDrawings

9/5/16

Powerless

"I was no longer powerless when I learned how to regulate my dopamine legally." - B

9/4/16

Higher Power

"I have come to understand that my higher power is dopamine." - B

9/3/16

Connecting

"I have seen a lot of people fail in recovery not because they didn't try, but because they did not connect." - An Old Drunk

9/2/16

Why

"When asked why we drink, the way we answer will determine our character." - F

9/1/16

Passive Aggressive

"Passive aggressive is holding on to resentments so that you do not have to be vulnerable in a relationship." - R