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12/31/16

Not Regret Yesterday

"I didn't have a thinking problem, drinking made sense to me. I did not need to change my thinking to quit drinking, I needed to learn to like myself better. I learned to like myself better when I did not regret yesterday." - Country

12/30/16

Low Self Esteem

"The alcohol didn't keep me drinking, my low self esteem did. Alcohol covered up my weaknesses. Recovery wasn't hard because I was addicted, it was hard because I didn't like myself and I saw no reason to quit drinking. I didn't care if I destroyed what I didn't like already." - Country

12/29/16

Accepting

"The challenge of recovery is not only finding out who you are but also accepting what you find." - F

12/28/16

Recovery

"I don't know what recovery holds, but I know who holds my recovery." - T

12/27/16

Recovery

"Recovery is where friends and dreams meet." - J

12/26/16

Resentments

"Look, resentments are suppose to teach you not own you." - R

12/25/16

What You Love

"In recovery, what you love is more important than what you know." - D

12/24/16

Be Real

"Let's be real. Recovery isn't always this happy blissful place. And drugs aren't always an awful experience." - P

12/23/16

A Life That Was

"If you think about it, both recovery and addiction destroy a life that was." - P

12/22/16

Yesterday

"Don't let yesterday use up too much of today." - S

12/21/16

Perspective

"Recovery shifts the perspective from the drug to you." - T

12/20/16

Courage

"It doesn't take courage to quit drinking, it takes courage to be who you are." - K

12/19/16

Forgetting

"An addict is someone who forgets who they are." - K

12/18/16

Struggle

"You decide wether your struggle will emphasize your strengths or your deficits." - H

12/17/16

Being Alone

"I knew I had found my stride in recovery when I realized i'm not lonely being alone anymore." - D

12/16/16

Trauma

"I understand her tears because she only sees things through her memories." - K

12/15/16

Imperfect People

"Recovery is about relationships. Imperfect people working together to make it work." - C

12/14/16

Your Story

"Recovery helps turn your secret into your story." - S

12/13/16

Addiction

"Addiction is not about the drug but about life." - M

12/12/16

Grief

"Don't grieve the loss of your child before they are gone." - A Mom

12/11/16

Worry

"I don't worry when she is yelling, I worry when she is not." - A Mom

12/10/16

Awareness

"I have found that addicts tend to be so self-aware that their awareness cannot see outside of their self." - T

12/9/16

Temporary Death

"Passing out is like a temporary death." - B

12/8/16

A Gift

"Ultimate healing comes when you can take your problem and make it a gift to help others." - R

12/7/16

A Challenge

"Every day I challenge myself to get out of myself by connecting with one person I don't want to connect with." - G

12/6/16

Be Still

"Be still. Try it and you will know whether you are an addict or not." - An Old Drunk

12/5/16

Inhale/Exhale

"Every inhale brought thoughts of what could be, every exhale dreams evaporated." - D

12/4/16

Memories

"Fear is the memory of pain. Addiction is the memory of pleasure." - A

12/3/16

Tears

"Drinking dries up tears." - Country

12/2/16

Pain

"Everyone has their own way of taking away pain." - Country

12/1/16

A Monster

"Treatment created addiction's power and our powerlessness. It builds the drug up into such a monster and has us believe that only treatment itself can slay it." - M