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Feb. 21, 2018 - Readings in Recovery: A Day at a Time

A Day at a Time

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Reflection for the Day

Do I waste my time and energy wrestling with situations that aren’t actually worth a second thought? 145 more words

Narcotics Anonymous

Feb. 21, 2018 - Readings in Recovery: Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Twenty-Four Hours a Day

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

AA Thought for the Day

I go to the AA meetings because it helps me in my business of keeping sober. 240 more words

Narcotics Anonymous

Feb. 21, 2018 - Readings in Recovery: Step by Step

Step by Step

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

Today: Keep It Sweet and Simple!” In the end, the complexities and sometimes grueling work of the Twelve Steps come down to a cardinal action: if I do not want to deal with the shakes through the day and the oblivion of intoxications; if I do not want to deal with guilt, remorse, shame and self-degradation; if I do not want the numbing pain of letting down myself and anyone who has stood with me through the worst of my drinking days and the best of my recovery; if I do not want to devote any part of the day and night with my head in a toilet throwing up and with the dry heaves; if I don’t want to take bed sheets to the laundromat for an unplanned wash because they got soaked by my own vomit; if I don’t want to risk getting nailed for drunk driving and the subsequent court-ordered fines and fees, alcohol classes and triple car insurance rates; if I want to continue to progress in recovery and sobriety; if I want to nurture the re-established relationships that were previously broken and responsibilities that went neglected because of drinking; if I want to keep clear of self-pity, anger, confusion, and anguish; if I want to claim honestly that I am sober today; today, I won’t drink. 10 more words

Narcotics Anonymous

Feb. 21, 2018 - Readings in Recovery: The Eye Opener

The Eye Opener

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018

The effectiveness of AA is largely built upon understanding and human sympathy. These characteristics were not acquired from a book but learned the hard way as we, too, traveled the long dark alley of despair in search of a helping hand and an understanding heart. 43 more words

Narcotics Anonymous

Life, a Drink and Men

Somewhere, wahala stinks. In a gin mill as he calls it, is a man seated at the left corner like a one wolf. He looks worn out, fussy, broken. 613 more words

Life

Self Harm

Although I feel as though this is a topic that needs to be addressed, I do realize that this is on the internet and can be easily accessed by anyone. 572 more words

New Untitled Poem

He traded his whiskey in for water,

said I’m doing this for my son & daughter,

they mean so much to me,

I want to give them sweet peace & happiness, 39 more words