Topic: tools for recovery
They soon realize they need to learn how to stay sober, while also repairing relationships, restoring health, and picking up the pieces of a career.
It should have been obvious all along that this effort was being Divinely Orchestrated. I just needed to step up and let the process work.
In other words, they may also be engaged in professional treatment, attending live support groups, seeking medical or mental health care, or some combination of the above.
You understand, on an emotional level, that you’re not really alone, and that everyone isn’t looking down on you for being who you are.
In most cases, the intrusive thoughts associated with addiction (cravings, disturbing images, etc) go away during the course of recovery.
But no matter how difficult a challenge or how great a triumph it is for us to get from there to here, life’s still going to keep throwing more problems at us.
We were using the same kind of language to talk about it: Focusing, centering, in the moment, relaxing, stress-reducing, peaceful.
The coffee is just not that tasty. Yet they were getting something out of it that was important to them.
He burned through more than a few sponsors before settling with an older gentlemen who’d gotten clean and sober following a career as a Baltimore drug thug and a stretch in state prison.