To make amends may take effort and gulping down some pride, mustering some courage, and taking an action we’ve been too embarrassed or uncomfortable to take. These feelings are exactly why we should act.Read More
By: C. W. Stratton “Feeling powerless and not acting is like being hungry and not choosing to eat.” ~Naoshad Pochkhanawala Step 1 or Stalled? The recovery process is full of concepts, phrases, simple quotes, and words that we either take for granted or use them to our advantage in many ways. When we […]Read More
It was at that point that I knew that change was a lifelong job; that it would create fears, uncover aspects of myself that generated and caused embarrassment, but that I would only benefit from my recovery if I went beyond not using to healing the underlying motives that produced negative outcomes in my life.Read More
Those feelings and thoughts about our life were held down rather like a jack-in-the-box – hidden away only by the mechanism of the box, or in the case of our addiction, by our use.
Take away the drugs and alcohol, and the feelings come flooding back, seemingly without rhyme or reason. However, emotional memory stores all those old feelings. They are still there.Read More