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10/31/17

Scare Tactic

“The scare tactic doesn’t work. You can’t scare someone who is not afraid to die.” - H

10/30/17

Own it

“It wasn’t denial, I couldn't comprehend what the problem was because I didn’t own the cause of it.” - J

10/29/17

Want

“They have to want the help but they don’t have to want the drink? Anybody wonder why many don’t succeeed in recovery?” - M

10/28/17

Overshadowed

“What you say is always overshadowed by what you don’t say.” - An Old Drunk

10/27/17

Focus

“If a car goes by and sprays mud on you, most of us addicts will bitch about the car or the mud. We won’t even think about moving.” - R

10/26/17

Monsters

“Dig into your shit and find your demons. I’d rather be the one who knows there is a monster in the closet than be oblivious to it.”

10/25/17

Representation

“Drinking represented all the tears of all the years that I wouldn’t allow to flow.” - J

10/24/17

Cravings

“Not having cravings freed up a lot of space in my head.”  - L

10/23/17

Discontent

“No matter how good the high, drugs will always leave you wanting more. This is their greatest weakness. Discontent is the motivator for change.” - Dr. T

10/22/17

Blame

“When you blame someone you give them power over you.” - H

10/21/17

Amends

“Amends are for people, not God. God doesn’t hold on to what you did.” - C

10/20/17

Relapsed

“In regards to telling them you relapsed, it’s your world and your life now. The decisions you make are going to define who you become. You don’t have to do anything but I would do the opposite of what the old you would do.” - W

10/19/17

Learning

“We learn how to die before we learn how to live.” - L

10/17/17

Not Worth It

“I am starting to realize that the emotional agitation I feel is not worth how I feel physically after trying to drink it away.” - S

Connecting

“Genetics didn’t make me an addict, wanting to connect did.” - P

10/16/17

See The Addict

“If recovery doesn’t try to see the individual addict, drugs will.” - M

10/15/17

Never

“A lot can happen between now and never.” - Country

10/14/17

God

“Water needs a crack to enter a vessel, the same for God. So sometimes you need to break a little to find God again.” - D

10/13/17

Past

“I left a lot of my past in an empty glass.” - S

10/12/17

Criminals

“Mental health can change someone, a new law is just another step for them to climb over.” - T

10/11/17

Symbol

“That beer in your hand is a tangible symbol of your insecurities.” - C

10/10/17

Realization

“I became less afraid of addiction when I realized I mattered.” - T

Focus

“Try to focus more on what you are doing right, not what you can’t control.” - H

10/9/17

Debates

“Intellectual debates might ease the mind but wont comfort a heart that’s aching.” - J

10/8/17

Wondering

“I’ve moved on but sometimes I wondered if I really survived.” - K

10/7/17

Hurt

“Just because you still hurt does not mean you haven’t changed or grown. In fact, sometimes it is because you hurt that you know you have grown.” - G

10/6/17

Pain

“Turn your pain into determination.” - H

10/5/17

Thoughts

“Your thoughts were not born with you, you had to make them yours.” - R

10/4/17

Do Better

“Praying made me lazy. I don’t wanna feel better after I pray, I want to feel better after I do better.” - D

10/3/17

Lying

“Of course your son is lying. Your not upset because he is lying. The lying has nothing to do with it. It’s the idea of him being an addict your trying to get past.” - A Mom

10/2/17

Living

“Recovery, like school, cannot remain a priority forever. Learning must give way to living.” - Dr. T

10/1/17

Asking

“I Always thought asking makes you weak. Unless I needed another beer.” - K