What do you like to do? What are your hobbies? Those were two questions that were posed to me in early recovery. I opened my mouth to answer and I couldn’t come up with anything. For over 20 years I drank and drugged. That was my hobby.
The message I hope others hear from my story is that God has plans for all of us that are bigger and crazier and more wonderful than we can even imagine. Recovery makes so many things possible – things that could never happen when we are drinking.
If you are newly sober you probably aren’t doing ok, but that’s ok. Talk to a friend in recovery. They were once newly sober too. They can share their experiences with you.
If I had a nickel for every time I heard that recovery organizations are “breaking traditions”… Well, I’d probably only have a couple of bucks, but that’s still too many times. They CAN’T break traditions because they don’t have any.
This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip every few days for newcomers. Today’s tips is to TAKE IT ONE DAY AT A TIME.
This is a blog series that will be focusing on one tip a day for newcomers. These tips are not a replacement for going to meetings and working the 12 steps.
Watching hours of TV at a time is the new technology-enabled method we’re using to try to stave off those nagging negative feelings. The more prone to addictive behaviors we are, the more likely we are to just keep clicking “next” at the end of an episode of Orange is the New Black.
Many folks don’t think that they will ever have fun again when they get clean and sober but that couldn’t be further from the truth. We had a BLAST!
Repeatedly switching addictions is an avoidance behavior. It’s not the behavior that is the problem, the problem lies within us.
A group of volunteers from A2WG got together for a fun afternoon at Lucky’s Market and “Grilled for a Cause.” We had a blast and made good money thanks to Lucky’s for donating all the food and drinks. We collected all the proceeds. More money to support the women’s recovery community!