My recovery has been filled with much struggle though as I overcame each one of those things I grew from it. By choosing my higher power, Jesus Christ, I found strength and courage to keep going forward in faith.
Many people seeking recovery find that it’s still filled with judgement and ridicule. NA or AA attendees struggle with the correct verbiage for their program instead of embracing the idea of recovery. I find this sad, as the newcomers looking for someone to help guide them are now rejected and this person may never seek help again.
The changes that are needed must be nurtured and encouragement given to grow. Though it is up to us individually if we truly want recovery for ourselves. And no-one but us can make it work. Let’s not alienate the newcomer before you even know what is happening in their lives.
Peace and Blessings to you all. ❤🌹Rose
Every day as I talk with other’s just starting out their journey in recovery, I hear; I’m bored or depressed. How do I go on now? I’m not sure how to act with out my drugs or alcohol, it took up so much of my life. Essentially you have now lost your best friend and for me that was so true. Lack of self-esteem surrounded me my whole life and it fueled my desire to use. At a young age I began my journey with alcohol and weed, easy to get a hold of at 12 years old and suffering already from incredible pain by my alcoholic father.
So how do we fill in those long hours we once spent high or drunk, void of any feeling? Now as life rushes back in on us, those feelings now must be dealt with and we understand why we repressed them all those years. Pain of childhood torment or unyielding loneliness from a parent who barely paid any attention to us, other then screaming for this or that to be done. Parents who as this child grew, used with them, setting even more confusion in the mind of this young adult trying to understand the world.
So now in early recovery we stand wondering what to do with all this pain, guilt, shame, remorse, life turned upside down by years of self-loathing and destruction. How do we fill in those long hours we spent high? My best suggestion I can give besides the obvious of going to meetings, working the steps with a sponsor of the same sex as you. Treat yourself and learn something new, put that money once spent using on something good for your life. Go back to school and retrain yourself in something to move your life in a new direction. Take up fishing or yoga, find a craft or any thing that interests you and stay busy. Sitting and letting your addiction talk you into relapse is what you want to avoid now. Recovery is about new growth in your life. So go out there and search out a better way for you to enjoy Life. Best wishes, Rose
Why am I here… Seems like a lifetime ago I wrote this 1st blog. .. Looking to help others see how they can change if they choose to apply the work. Now I have published my 1st book back in March and my 2nd book is due out by January 2019.
My fb page is growing daily as a inspirational source for those struggling or just looking to continue forward with their personal quest for recovery.
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Today 15 years later I have a new life. Recovery does work, but you must want it more then anything else in your world. After a 25 year addiction I was truly ready, and after 15 years of sobriety my Life couldn’t be better. I hope that thru this blog site, that I just might help inspire someone else to turn their life around. To be able to enjoy the simple things in life, we so carelessly took for granted during our self-destructive behavior. Have a awesome and Blessed day. Rose