September 27, 2016

    As I sit here judging the man in front of me, I catch myself slightly noticing a resemblance. My active addiction presented itself through his words. My biggest fear when deciding to enter into recovery was the judgment I knew others would cast upon me. So, why wa...

September 21, 2016

Even after working my steps, and making my amends, I still find myself in a constant battle internally. Character defects I thought were gone, resurface at the most unwanted moments .Anger is the defect I fall back on most often. I'm only left feeling angry at myself....

September 21, 2016

"Life on life's terms." Often wondering to myself early in recovery. What does that even mean, and why weren't the terms the same for everyone? Nothing could have prepared me for "Life on life's terms." Not treatment, not a sponsor, nor could meetings.The thoughts I wo...

September 21, 2016

The walls are caving in and you have no where to turn. Your only option is treatment. "I don't want to go", "I'm not like those people" I can hear your thoughts as if they were my own. Maybe the courts threw in because you didn't want jail time, maybe DCF said "we will...

September 20, 2016

"Refusal to admit the truth or reality".......The dictionary's definition of denial

We often speak about the addict's denial over their substance abuse problem, but just as devastating is the denial from the parents and the partners of the addict. Almost daily I get to...

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