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1/31/17

Day One

"One day or day one, you decide." - G

1/30/17

Unbroken Line

"There is an unbroken line from the stuff that creates people’s emotional pain 20 years earlier to the problems those same people face trying to get sober. That’s why so many addicts hit bottom with thoughts of suicide or even suicide attempts. People who believe they are priceless children of God, beacons of light worth cherishing, don’t try to kill themselves. People caught in self-pity, self-hate, isolation and pain do. Sometimes they succeed." - @soberultraman

1/29/17

You

"Would you like you, if you met you?" - P

1/28/17

Reasons

"Drinking, I needed to leave it, but was the reason I became stronger." - T

1/27/17

Ideas

"Don't trust a brilliant idea unless it survives the hangover." - J

1/26/17

Silent Mouth

"Shut up and listen, but not for too long as a silent mouth can build up no one." - An Old Drunk

1/25/17

Urge

"An urge is not random. It is an answer to a series of unhealthy questions in your head." - B

1/24/17

Forgive Yourself

"Forgive yourself. Again and again and again, forgive yourself, always. This is what others in recovery have taught me." - J

1/23/17

Unfamiliar

"It's not that I don't get the concept of recovery, I just struggle with the living part of it. It's unfamiliar for me to not be sick." - E

1/22/17

Beliefs & Learning

"Belief and learning impact the presence of an addiction more than physical withdrawal." - L

1/21/17

Narrative

"Don't become the narrative, shape it." - B

1/20/17

Running Away

"I tried to run away from everything but ended up just running into myself." - H

1/19/17

Bully

"The strongest bully I know is an internal one. Don't be a victim to your mood." - An Old Drunk

1/18/17

Addiction

"Darkness will not allow you to stay still." - R

1/17/17

Safe

"To be safe, we take the chance of never knowing." - P

1/16/17

Changes

"Spend your time making change not bitching about the changes you want to make." - S

1/15/17

Worst Enemy

"In the thickness of my sickness, I knew the agony of seeing my worst enemy gazing at me from every mirror." - @twelvedrawings

1/14/17

Self Respect

"Jealousy stems from a lack of self-respect where as endless support w no agenda comes from self-confidence and respect." - @soberaltraman

1/13/17

Courage

"Recovery takes courage, not brains." - C

1/12/17

Inside Your Head

"What is going on in inside your head is more important to understand than learning to regurgitate what everyone else is telling you." - Dr. T

1/11/17

An Excuse

"Addiction's physical hold on your body cannot win unless you give it an excuse to do so." - Dr. T

1/10/17

Freedom From Addiction

"...About a year before I was finally able to quit, I fell into a coma and nearly died after an overdose. I was in treatment, again, at the time. Even after such a dire consequence as this, I went back to using again. It was the only "medicine" I knew that could make me feel just a little better for a while.
Over the years, even that "medicine" had stopped working very well and would only numb my painful feelings.
Finally, through what I see only as Grace, one day something new came over me -It was just an ordinary day. But I remember as I sat there in the living room of my parents house-- a new clarity came through. I can describe it in two parts: ...." - Todd

1/9/17

Negative Emotions

"The goal of recovery is not to eliminate negative emotions from your life but learn from them. You need them to help shape you." - A

1/8/17

Reasons

"Obligation/duty/shame are weak reasons to make a change in your substance use - they are the foundation of hasty low investment choices to quit that are abandoned as quickly as they were adopted." - @cleanslateblog

1/7/17

Recovery's Heart

"It's not in the words, philosophies or approach.
It's not in the studies, statistics or professional's notes.
It will be with the 1 that does not, if 100 get sober.
It's where Hope leaves and life seems over." - RecoverysHeart.com

1/6/17

My Dealer

"Recovery is my new dealer." - R

1/5/17

A Page

"Every drink is a page in the book I'll never write." - S

1/4/17

Self Pity

"In my view, feeling sorry for yourself is the same as using." - K

1/3/17

Ten Years

"One of the beautiful gifts of working a spiritual program of recovery is the gift of being "right-sized".  In this state of grace, the tendency towards self importance is simply not there and instead there is serenity." - Todd

1/2/17

Recovery

"Your body will recover before your mind." - Sarge

1/1/17

Rebuilding

"Every positive choice I make today is another brick to the foundation of rebuilding myself." - J