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Do I Care What You Think?

August 18, 2011 — 8 Comments

I know it may be kind of silly but I am wondering for how many of you your addiction began as a way of fitting in or being socially accepted by peers. I know this was my experience. I wanted to be like my older cousins. Their opinions and behaviors had great influence over me.

That fateful beginning was like a snowflake that rolled, and rolled, and rolled into an enormous ball of snow and ice shards, breaking everything in its path; besieging me and freezing up any goals or aspirations I had for my life.

I am not blaming my peers or anyone else. I took the beer, I put it up to my lips, and I swallowed it down. Continue Reading…

Just like life it’s self, addiction recovery is filled with times of struggle and times of uncertainty. But also like like it’s self, it is made up of way more than that. For every bad time there is a good time.

For me, this is one of those times when I’m not struggling in my addiction recovery. At the moment, things seem to have fallen into place.

The only thing that I’m having a hard time with right now is practicing what I preach about being able to stay in the moment. Enjoy the good times without waiting for the other shoe to drop. It’s pretty difficult to realize that you don’t know how to deal with even the good times in life. Continue Reading…