Keep your schedule simple in the beginning. Eventually it will become a routine and you won’t have to think about it.
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.