The only thing we can guarantee that we all have in common is our thinking that precedes the drink/drug and our physical reaction to alcohol and drugs.
Addiction is a lonely disease. It isolated us and even when we were around other people, we felt disconnected to them. After a while it seemed foreign to be socially connected, but you must try!
A bounce house for the kids, games, a dunk tank, some of the best BBQ I’ve had since I left Memphis, face painting, free haircuts, information, recovery stuff, and of course THE MUSIC.
Six months ago I was absolutely insane. I thought I was able to manage my life and lost sight of my powerlessness over alcohol and other substances. I had been sober from March of 2011 until August of 2013. I did what I like to refer to as working the steps in reverse. The relapse of spirit and mind, before the substance is used.
Out of ashes and disaster came success, hope, health and a new way of life as a possibility for each and every one of us.
Did I believe it would work? Somewhat. I did believe in my sponsor and if a Higher Power had removed his obsession to drink and use, maybe that Higher Power could do the same for me…maybe.
I was car jacked, robbed, gang raped, and my boyfriend at the time was nearly beaten to death
The story of depression…Animated.
This is a helpful prayer when you find yourself in a position where you think you know everything or when you start judging others or the way things are run.
I’m tired of seeing my brothers and sisters die. I’m tired of people treating addiction like it’s a moral issue and not a health issue. I’m tired of people going to jail when they should be going to treatment OR when they get out of jail they are thrown right back into the same environment that they were in before. There isn’t enough detox beds, there isn’t enough free treatment, there isn’t enough sober living environments. I’m tired of first responders not being equipped with a $33 opiate blocking drug that can save someone from overdosing and dying. It’s time to change things!