This is a site that I created to deal with the topics and struggles that go along with addiction recovery. My main goal for this website is to have it become a community where recovering addicts/alcoholics can go and share their story or read the story of others who share. You know that you have heard the phrase used: Do What the Winners Do. If you have a place to go where people are talking about what works for them and you can take that advice and apply is to your own life you truly are: Doing What the Winners Do.
One of the biggest obstacle that people in early recovery face is their inability to reach out and ask for help. We have lived for so long isolating ourselves that it has now become part of our personality. In order for us to break that habit we really need to work at it.
The easiest way that a recovering addict can learn that it is ok to reach out is by seeing other people doing it. I have found that when I am at a narcotics anonymous or an alcoholics anonymous meeting and someone is speaking about their problems I am very empathetic. I feel for them, I don’t judge them. The reason for that is because I can identify with them. So, if I am that way when I’m listening, others must be that way when they are listening to me. The same goes for you.
Lastly, some of the reasons for me creating this site are purely self serving. I benefit from sharing just as much as anyone else. I am still not great at it. I still tend to isolate myself but I am working on both these issues. There is another saying in NA/AA that “you only get what you give away“. I honestly believe this to be true. By me trying to help others I will also receive help…that’s what it’s all about.